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Re: [SLE] Allowed characters in password - 10.1
  • From: "Theo v. Werkhoven" <twe-suse.e@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 14 May 2006 15:32:06 +0200
  • Message-id: <20060514133206.GB10470@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sat, 13 May 2006, by sloncho@xxxxxxxxx:

> On 5/13/06, Theo v. Werkhoven wrote:
> >Fri, 12 May 2006, by sloncho@xxxxxxxxx:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >> does someone knows why "/" and "\" are not allowed in the passwords,
> >> at least the ones you can set with Yast?
> >
> >'/' is reserved for directories, '\' is reserved as Escape
> >character.
> >
>
> Thanks Theo,
> but as far as I can use these chars when I change the password on
> command line, the limitation in Yast does not make sense.
>

Maybe it's a security thing then, making sure no dangerour
characters are excepted by YaST.
With apg it's no problem either to make passwords with / or \.

> --

Your signature seperator is broken btw, it should be <nl>-- <nl>
(one space after the two dashes).

Theo
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