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Re: 8 char max passwd size under RH5.2



One thing that may be a problem, I use shadow password files currently. What
is the safest method to convert from shadow to bigcrypt or MD5? Also, do I
lose the security of a shadow file if I convert to one fo those two?

Thanks.

Reid Sutherland
Network Administrator
ISYS Technology Inc.
http://www.isys.ca
Fingerprint: 1683 001F A573 B6DF A074  0C96 DBE0 A070 28BE EEA5

-----Original Message-----
From: Reid Sutherland <reid@isys.ca>
To: pam-list@redhat.com <pam-list@redhat.com>
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 1999 9:33 AM
Subject: 8 char max passwd size under RH5.2


>I've looked EVERYWHERE for this answer.
>How do you change the maximum passwd lengh to something higher then 8?
>
>I'm using the PAM version that came with RedHat 5.2 and I believe it
>encrypts in DES format.
>
>Reid Sutherland
>Network Administrator
>ISYS Technology Inc.
>http://www.isys.ca
>Fingerprint: 1683 001F A573 B6DF A074  0C96 DBE0 A070 28BE EEA5
>
>
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