Re: /etc/default/passwd and SSH

From: Terry Jordan (
Date: 01/25/02

From: Terry Jordan <>
To: "Nicholas Berry" <>, <>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 10:35:04 -0500

Heres a bit of a hack idea you could try:

Keep a seperate database of the usernames of users using SSH whom you'd to
enforce this upon, then create a cron job that runs every month (if thats the
allotment you'd like to use) that appends a passwd command to that users
login script (ex. .bash_profile). This will at minimum force your users to
enter a new password upon logging in. Ive got a similiar setup myself but in
addition if the user tries to use the same password, it keeps running that
passwd command at every login until the user enters a password that is
different from the original. My scripts are available upon request.

(this is done with perl and mysql btw)

Hope this helps