Subject: passwd bug ?
To: CHAN Yiu Wah <email@example.com>
From: Matthieu Herrb <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/03/1996 22:18:09
You wrote (in your message from Wed 3)
> 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.
I'm sure that you will get 100 or more answers... but here's mine:
It's a feature of the current password handling code common to many
Unix versions: passwords have only 8 significant characters.