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Re: logins with extra charecters works!?!



> 
> I installed Redhat 4.2, shadow-utils 960530, pam 0.57 and everything
> "seemed" to work fine....until some students/users noticed that they could
> login after entering their correct passwords "and then some more
> charecters" (i.e. correct password is bill, billddddeff still works)!! 
> 

This is a longtime wart of a number of unices.  When you encrypt a
password, only the first eight characters are significant.  This has
not been fixed in the redhat passwd packages.

                                                  --Brad

-- 
Brad Thompson <yak@mit.edu>



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