Subject: length of password under netbsd-current
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: CHAN Yiu Wah <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/04/1996 09:05:09

Thanks for all the response for my password question.  When I man passwd,
I found the following message and I would like to show you.

======= Extract some man passwd =======
Passwd changes the user's local, Kerberos, or YP password.  First, the
user is prompted for their current password.  If the current password is
correctly typed, a new password is requested.  The new password
must be entered twice to avoid typing errors.

The new password should be at least six characters long and not
purely alphabetic.  Its total length must be less than _PASSWORD_LEN
(currently 128 characters).  Numbers, upper case letters and meta 
characters are en-couraged.

======= Extract some man passwd =======

Then I would like to ask a question, what is the length of password
should be 8 or less than 128 characters.