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Re: [suse-security] password lenght limit
  • From: "Wild Karl-Heinz" <karlheinz.wild@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 May 2000 09:18:58 +0200
  • Message-id: <017b01bfb4cf$dad14140$980010ac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
There is an file in /etc it name is something like limits...
There you can change the max length of a password.

-- kh

-----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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>cryptic answers and has a lot of things going on in the background.
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