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RE: yppasswd length limit



Exactly experiencing the same from side and was abt to write the same thing , Thanks for making  ;)

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[mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com]On Behalf Of zhicheng wang
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 5:09 PM
To: redhat-list redhat com
Subject: yppasswd length limit


dear all,
i hope that this is the right place to post this
query.

I have a few RHEL AS3 servers and some ws3 and rh8.0
desktops. we use nis server on a as3 to authenticate
users.

if the passwd is created/changed on the nis server
using passwd, it is ok and can be very long (up to
256char?) and users have to type exactly the correct
passwd to log in - no longer, no shorter.

if users change their passwd using yppasswd, the
passwd is truncated to 8 char and you can type
anything after the 8th char to log on.

i have been googling around and it seems that there is
no way to work around it. that message might be old
and i hope that there should be a way to make users
type exactly the correct passwd to log in today.

thanks 
cheng




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Best wishes
Z C Wang


	
	
		
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