[Pkg-shadow-devel] suggested improvement for man password

Henry Schaffer hes at ncsu.edu
Tue Nov 29 19:18:54 UTC 2016

In Ubuntu 14.04 I ran
man passwd
at the bottom it said:
shadow-utils              01/27/2016

Near the beginning of the man page, it says:

Then, the password is tested for complexity. As a general guideline,
 passwords should consist of 6 to 8 characters including one or more
 characters from each of the following sets:

       ·   lower case alphabetics

       ·   digits 0 thru 9

       ·   punctuation marks

My suggestion is to change "6 to 8 characters" to "8 to 10 characters" and
to add one more set:

       ·   upper case alphabetics

--henry schaffer

P.S. I haven't checked this man page in Ubuntu 16.04.
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