Subject: Re: passwd bug ?
To: CHAN Yiu Wah <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: current-users
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.