Linux Password Cracking

From: Crazy Coder (
Date: 08/06/03

Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2003 11:10:29 -0400

I have some Linux systems and would like to check their passwords for
strength etc. Is there a good program for this?

Also I have a linux system that a co-worker fat-fingered the root password
on and now we cannot get in. Is there a remote program to crack the box?


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