Subject: Re: passwd bug ?
To: CHAN Yiu Wah <>
From: Mark Willey <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/03/1996 17:38:33
CHAN Yiu Wah writes:
> I recent change the password of a user with the length of the password >
> 8 chars (eg. abcdefgh!!). When I login using the changed password user
> id, I could login with the password (e.g. abcdefgh).  Is this a bug of
> the passwd.  Anyone knows about this.  please advise.

No bug...  the passwords are only sensitive to the first 8 characters.