Subject: Re: passwd bug ?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Guenther Grau <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/03/1996 18:40:43
Hi Clarence,

> 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.