/etc/login.defs - RHEL3 - Changes don't apply
Zachary_Reneau at Dell.com
Mon Jul 11 20:24:16 CDT 2005
Thanks. That got me going in the right direction.
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[mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of J. Epperson
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2005 4:27 PM
Subject: Re: /etc/login.defs - RHEL3 - Changes don't apply
I think login.defs is long gone--not sure why it still exists by
The passwd program now consults the pam config. See the pam_cracklib
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
> 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.
> Zachary Reneau
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