On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 08:49:18PM +0000, David Holland wrote: | On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 04:59:20AM +0000, Alistair Crooks wrote: | > 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. | > | > Why? | | 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. Some other platforms (older Solaris ?) have a 8 character limit with getpass() and you should use getpassphrase() instead. NetBSD does not suffer from this.
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