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Re: [suse-security] passwords limited 8 characters
  • From: Gerhard Sittig <Gerhard.Sittig@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 21:26:29 +0200
  • Message-id: <20000327212628.I24822@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, Mar 27, 2000 at 18:53 +0200, Thorsten Kukuk wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 26, Jedi/Sector One wrote:
>
> > Nowadays MD5 encrypted passwords is a must IMHO.
>
> If it would work, yes. But there are some protocols which doesn't
> allows passwords longer then 8 characters (md5 cannot change this),
> and a lot of programs crashes with passwords longer 8 bytes.

Is there a blacklist available to ones setup test against? I
wasn't even aware of this fact (and lucky up to now not to hit
any of these crashes, it seems).


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