mailer - script to warn users about their weak passwords
This manual page documents briefly the mailer 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.
john(8), unafs(8), unique(8), unshadow(8).
The programs are documented fully by John’s documentation, which should
be available in /usr/share/doc/john or other location, depending on
This manual page was written by Jordi Mallach <email@example.com>, for
the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
John the Ripper and mailer were written by Solar Designer
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. The complete list of contributors can be found in
the CREDITS file in the documentation directory.