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Re: [suse-security] long passwords
  • From: "Sven Michels" <smichels@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 23:16:02 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <20020226221602.80CA62DDD94@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


> On two different SuSE machines (7.2 and 7.3), I am having a problem with
> them authenticating only from the first 8 characters of a password.
>
> Example, password is: ilovemyroot
>
> 'ilovemyr' and 'ilovemyr00t' will both pass authentication at console,
> and in any X applications (i.e. kdesu and kcheckpass)
>
> I have md5 enabled, and have verified the md5 entries in
> /etc/pam.d/passwd, /etc/pam.d/login, and /etc/pam.d/sshd
>
> Any thoughts? Anyone else with the same issues? I don't know much about
> pam and how it works.

after changeing the pam entrys, did you call passwd again to get
a md5 password? if not, the password is still crypted and not md5sum'ed.

HTH

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