On Thu, 1 Feb 2007, Ian Grant wrote:
On Tue, 30 Jan 2007 14:24:39 -0500 Lee Mayes email@example.com wrote:
Ian Grant wrote:
Having recently resurrected my info file using the kernel parameter info=file:///info I get prompted (by linuxrc?) to enter a VNC password. [...]
I guess it's a new rule with 10.2. I can reproduce this, but only if
the VNC password I chose is less than 8 characters. I don't recall this password checking before.
Thanks, that's interesting. The password I am using is 10 characters and it passes cracklib-check. ... I should have said that this password is OK if it's only in the options on the kernel command line. So if you are right then the checking is only being done for passwords specified in the info file, not ones on the kernel command line, which is a bit weird
That's not true. And there's no max length check either.
You get the prompt either if the password is too short or there is none set at all. Maybe your info file is not read? Press ^C, then 'i' in linuxrc to see current config and look for 'vncpassword'.