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Re: passwd character limitations

On Fri, Oct 31, 2003 at 06:08:50PM -0500, Federico Grau wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm looking for a list of characters that are not allowable (or that cause
> problems) for passwords if any under a standard Debian GNU/Linux install
> (using md5).  I've checked the packages docs and done a quick google search
> with no luck.


I've always avoided the # character, because I read in a book way back when
I first got into Unix that you shouldn't use this character. Recently, a
friend had issues logging in via KDM using a password with a # in it, that
worked fine elsewhere.



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