Summary: solaris password settings

From: Joe Philip <>
Date: Wed Apr 28 2004 - 06:41:47 EDT
Thanks to everyone who responded.

For setting the strong password requirements, mostly everyone suggested to
use "npasswd."
For cracking the weaker passwords which are already used on  the system, the
general advice was to use "Crack," "John the ripper" etc. programs.
BTW, I installed Crack 5.0 and it was kind of "cool" to find out how this
program cracks passwords.
To change the expiration date, warning date etc. currently I wrote a script
which calls "passwd -x #days -w #warn_days <ID>"

I will try to set the npasswd sometime.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe Philip" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, April 23, 2004 4:17 PM
Subject: solaris password settings

> I have sent an earlier question on strong passwords. Later I realized that
> question was kind of vague.
> I am re-wording my question:
> What should I set on my Solaris 7 and Solaris 8 servers so that when
> try to change their passwords, the system does not accept a weaker
> It asks the user to type in a password which confirms to the strong
> policy. How do I achieve this?
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