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Old 21st June 2008, 04:34 PM
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Talking workaround for 'BAD PASSWORD'

I'm trying to use passwd command to change my password however, I'm getting this error:

BAD PASSWORD : it is based on a dictionary word.

I'm not worried about security since the machine is on my personal network, is it possible to work around this validation?
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Old 21st June 2008, 05:31 PM
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change it as root (it will still say BAD PASSWORD but will apply the change anyway)

Code:
su -
[root@localhost ~]# passwd username
Changing password for user username
New UNIX password: 
BAD PASSWORD: is too simple
Retype new UNIX password: 
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
[root@localhost ~]#
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Old 21st June 2008, 05:40 PM
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Thanks, it worked.
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Old 22nd June 2008, 09:11 AM
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Ideally, you don't want to use the same password as root. Otherwise someone might find away to hack in your regular account somehow and try to get on root with the same password! You made it easy for the hackers.
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Old 22nd June 2008, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by marcrblevins
hackers.
crackers...
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