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Re: Only 8 char passwords?

On Fri, Mar 09, 2001 at 08:50:56AM +0100, Daniel de los Reyes wrote:
> After worring quite a lot about using complex (and long) enough passwords today I have realized that it doesn't matter what I type after the eigth char of any user's password it will be accepted. Why is this? I've got shadow on and MD5 off.

[please try wrapping your lines]

Turn md5 on.  This will solve your problem.  The older crypt system
only compares the first 8 chars unfortunately.

Nathan Norman - Staff Engineer | A good plan today is better
Micromuse Inc.                 | than a perfect plan tomorrow.
mailto:nnorman@micromuse.com   |   -- Patton

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