Subject: Re: passwd bug ?
To: CHAN Yiu Wah <email@example.com>
From: Jukka Marin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/03/1996 23:16:36
> 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.
It's a feature. Only the first 8 characters are checked. The same is
true for AIX, for example.