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Re: CVS commit: src/crypto/external/bsd/openpgpsdk/dist/src/app
On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 04:59:20AM +0000, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> > > If the user hasn't passed the pass phrase in as a command line argument
> > > (not such a great idea), use getpass() to get the passphrase.
> > What's the maximum length handled by getpass() these days?
> getpass(3) tells me:
> The password may be up to _PASSWORD_LEN (currently 128) characters
> in length.
> and we use getpass() for cgdconfig and other functions.
I had it stored in the back of my mind that it wasn't long enough for
anything other than crypt(3) passwords. But I think that "information"
probably dates from like 1993.
Should have RTFM'd.
David A. Holland
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