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