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mailer - script to warn users about their weak passwords
This manual page documents briefly the
command, which is part of the john package.
This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution
because the original program does not have a manual page.
john, better known as John the Ripper, is a tool to find weak
passwords of users in a server.
The mailer tool is useful to inform users which have been found to
be using weak passwords by mail.
You should edit the message mailer will send to the users, but remember to
copy the script to a safe place before editing it, as it's
generally a bad idea to modify things living in /usr.
The programs are documented fully by John's documentation,
which should be available in /usr/share/doc/john or other
location, depending on your system.
This manual page was written by Jordi Mallach <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
John the Ripper and mailer were written by Solar Designer
<email@example.com>. The complete list of contributors can be found in
the CREDITS file in the documentation directory.