Subject: Re: passwd bug ?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Guenther Grau <email@example.com>
Date: 07/03/1996 18:40:43
> 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, AFAIK, Unix passwords have been limited in length to eight characters
for a long long time. Try the same on any other Unix system.