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Re: logins with extra charecters works!?!

On Mon, 10 Nov 1997, Jim Hebert wrote:

> Yup, they'll work. In fact, redhat is the place to be if you want to use
> md5 -- you can do it thanks to PAM! Check out the docs for pwdb... I
> haven't actually set them up, but I'm sure someone on this list can help
> you get them running. (Hint: it'll involve editing those files in
> /etc/pam.d.)

yes, you edit all those files that have a 'password' module in it (first
word on the line) and add 'md5' to pam_pwdb. Then the next time your users
will change their passwords, they will benefit from md5 hashing, which
is running fine for passwords up to 128 chars (I never actually tested
that limit to see that passwords identical on first 128 chars bahave the
same way as passwords identical on first 8 chars in the normal case).

But you should be fine...

Cristian Gafton   --   gafton@redhat.com   --   Red Hat Software, Inc.
 UNIX is user friendly. It's just selective about who its friends are.

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