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1<sect2>
2<title>Introduction to <application>cracklib</application></title>
3
4<para>The cracklib package contains a library used to enforce strong
5passwords by comparing user selected passwords to words in a
6chosen wordlist.</para>
7
8<sect3><title>Package information</title>
9<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
10<listitem><para>Download (HTTP): <ulink
11url="&cracklib-download-http;"/></para></listitem>
12<listitem><para>Download (FTP): <ulink
13url="&cracklib-download-ftp;"/></para></listitem>
14<listitem><para>Download size: &cracklib-size;</para></listitem>
15<listitem><para>Estimated Disk space required (with cracklib wordlist):
16&cracklib-buildsize;</para></listitem>
17<listitem><para>Estimated build time:
18&cracklib-time;</para></listitem></itemizedlist>
19</sect3>
20
21<sect3><title>Additional downloads</title>
22<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
23<listitem><para>Required patch: <ulink
24url="&patch-root;/cracklib-&cracklib-version;-blfs-1.patch.bz2"/></para></listitem>
25<listitem><para>Recommended patch: <ulink
26url="&patch-root;/cracklib-&cracklib-version;-heimdal-1.patch.bz2"/></para></listitem>
27</itemizedlist>
28
29<para>You will also need to download a wordlist for use with cracklib.
30There are two wordlists to choose from at the following location.
31Use the <filename>cracklib</filename> word list for good security,
32or opt for the <filename>allwords</filename> word list for
33lightweight machines short on <acronym>RAM</acronym>. You can of course choose any other
34word list that you have at your disposal.</para>
35
36<para>cracklib (&crackdict-size;): <ulink url="http://www.cotse.com/wordlists/cracklib"/></para>
37<para>allwords (&alldict-size;): <ulink url="http://www.cotse.com/wordlists/allwords"/></para>
38
39</sect3>
40
41</sect2>
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