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Re: Wierd passwd problem

Hello Derek!

On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 04:44:44PM +0800, Derek Chew En-Hock wrote:
 I got a particular weird passwd problem with one particular debian
 machine that I am using... apparently, whether you input a password
 with a special character, the system still thinks its the
 same as the password without the special character...

 for example, if my password is testing123$

 the system would actually allow a valid login with either testing123
 or testing123$ as the valid password!

Is it really the special character, or rather something along of not
having md5 enabled and thus being limited to eight characters. See
for details.


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