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Re: [suse-security] passwords limited 8 characters
  • From: Thorsten Kukuk <kukuk@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 18:53:41 +0200
  • Message-id: <20000327185341.A10234@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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.

Thorsten

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