I wanted to set the minimum length of passwords of my users so I have done the followings in login.conf 1) added :minpasswordlen=5:\ to default like: default:\ :passwd_format=md5:\ :copyright=/etc/COPYRIGHT:\ :welcome=/etc/motd:\ :setenv=MAIL=/var/mail/$,BLOCKSIZE=K,FTP_PASSIVE_MODE=YES:\ :path=/sbin /bin /usr/sbin /usr/bin /usr/games /usr/local/sbin /usr/loca l/bin ~/bin:\ :nologin=/var/run/nologin:\ :cputime=unlimited:\ :datasize=unlimited:\ :stacksize=unlimited:\ :memorylocked=unlimited:\ :memoryuse=unlimited:\ :filesize=unlimited:\ :coredumpsize=unlimited:\ :openfiles=unlimited:\ :minpasswordlen=5:\ :maxproc=unlimited:\ :sbsize=unlimited:\ :vmemoryuse=unlimited:\ 2) Have run cap_mkdb /etc/login.conf After that still the users can change their passwords to less than 5 characters and no warning are shown to the user . I have tested this at FreeBSD 6.2, FreeBSD 6.3 and even on FreeBSD 7.0 it doesn't work But I have found a FreeBSD 4.11 and followed the same steps and I got following on passwd command: ns1~# passwd xxxxx Changing local password for xxxxx. New password: Please enter a password at least 5 characters in length. New password: Password unchanged. Am I missing something here? Or this may be a bug on FreeBSD 6.X and 7.X Regards. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"