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Re: [suse-security] password lenght limit
  • From: Thorsten Kukuk <kukuk@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 May 2000 09:27:23 +0200
  • Message-id: <20000503092723.B18738@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, May 03, Wild Karl-Heinz wrote:

> There is an file in /etc it name is something like limits...
> There you can change the max length of a password.

There is no file like limits, I think you mean "/etc/login.defs".
But this does not solve your problem, the Unix crypt() only uses
the first 8 characters of a password. You need md5 hashes for
longer passwords.

Thorsten

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> -- kh
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thorsten Kukuk <kukuk@xxxxxxx>
> To: jonathan <jfondow1@xxxxxxxx>
> Cc: suse-security <suse-security@xxxxxxxx>
> Date: Samstag, 29. April 2000 17:14
> Subject: Re: [suse-security] password lenght limit
>
>
> >On Sat, Apr 29, jonathan wrote:
> >
> >> I had a 12 character password on my firewall with 6.3, when I rebuilt
> >
> >I doubt that you had a 12 character password on your firewall. Unix allows
> >only 8 characters. Maybe you have always typed 12 characters, but it was
> >always truncated after the 8 character.
> >
> >> the system with 6.4 I am now limited to only 8 characters? Did I forget
> >> to load something or what is the problem? Thanx
> >
> >If you wish to use passwords up to 128 characters, you need to use
> >md5 hash sums for your password.
> >
> > Thorsten
> >
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> >Linux is like a Vorlon. It is incredibly powerful, gives terse,
> >cryptic answers and has a lot of things going on in the background.
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Thorsten Kukuk http://www.suse.de/~kukuk/ kukuk@xxxxxxx
SuSE GmbH Schanzaeckerstr. 10 90443 Nuernberg
Linux is like a Vorlon. It is incredibly powerful, gives terse,
cryptic answers and has a lot of things going on in the background.

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