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Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 19:52:23 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: passwdqc - proactive password/passphrase strength checking


This is to briefly mention a related project of ours and to invite those
interested to "the other" mailing list.

passwdqc, our proactive password/passphrase strength checking and policy
enforcement toolset, has been enhanced in many ways, bringing it up to
version 1.2.0.  Please see the full announcement here:

passwdqc is currently able to proactively check user passwords (that is,
do it when new passwords are attempted to be set) on Linux, FreeBSD,
DragonFly BSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, and HP-UX.  Much of its functionality
(such as checking the strength of arbitrary passwords/passphrases out of
your own "web apps" or generating random passphrases) is also available
on most other Unix-like systems.

We've setup the passwdqc-users mailing list.  Please use it to share
your experience with passwdqc and ask questions.  The subscription
instructions are found right on the passwdqc homepage:

Somehow there's little overlap in subscriber lists between our announce
list and john-users.  615 subscribed addresses on announce, 942 on
john-users, but only 23 of those are on both lists.  This is why I
thought it'd be appropriate to mention a relevant announcement in here.

Some of you could also consider joining the announce list.



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