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Solaris 8 Security by Edgar Danielyan

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npasswd: New passwd

Web site: http://www.utexas.edu/cc/unix/software/npasswd/

Download: http://www.utexas.edu/cc/unix/software/npasswd/download1.html

Version: 2.05

npasswd is a replacement for the standard passwd utility. npasswd increases the system’s security by checking user passwords against installed dictionaries to see whether the password chosen by the user is bad (that is, vulnerable to guessing or dictionary attack).

Installation and Configuration

npasswd uses its own configuration tool, called Configure. It is not as friendly and reliable as GNU configure, but it works if you show some patience. Run ./Configure to create make files and other required files; then do a make. As with any other software that replaces parts of the system, ...

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