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Re: Max Passwd Length



I think he's remembering crypt'd passwords which have been deprecated for some time now.

Stuart Sears wrote:
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Flight 800 enlightened us with the following gems on 23/10/05 21:22:

Hey everyone, easy questions here.  Is the maximum length allowable for
root's passwd still 8 characters?  Or any user for that matter?  If so, is
that customizable to allow for, say, 12 characters?  Thanks.

- Hunter


as far as I know the max password length is 256 chars (unless this has
changed in RHEL4/FC4). For root and all normal users.
when was it 8 chars?
I have used 12+ char root passwords for several years now.

Regards,

Stuart
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Stuart Sears RHCE RHCX
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