/etc/login.defs - RHEL3 - Changes don't apply

J. Epperson linux-poweredge at epperson.homelinux.net
Mon Jul 11 16:26:32 CDT 2005


I think login.defs is long gone--not sure why it still exists by default. 
The passwd program now consults the pam config.  See the pam_cracklib
entry at http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/libs/pam/Linux-PAM-html/pam.html
for what you're trying to do.

On Mon, July 11, 2005 16:53, Zachary_Reneau at dell.com said:
>
> Hello List,
>
> I have what seems to be a simple question. When I make changes to
> /etc/login.defs such as changing the minimum password length it doesn't
> seem to take effect. I login as a normal user and change my password,
> but I am able to create it below the minimum threshold with no errors.
> This includes newly created users as well.
>
> So my question is what other steps are required to implement changes to
> /etc/login.defs?
>
> I am using MD5 and Shadow passwords.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Zachary Reneau
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