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Re: finger, login, etc.

>> > 	Secondly, I've noticed that login doesn't want more than 8 characters
>> > in a passwd.  I made a longer passwd, but when I log in, the login
>> > program drops me into my shell after I type in the first 8 characters.
>> Hmm, this is a known bug and I *think* it is fixed in 1.4.1.
> But it does *not* cure that everything behind the 8th character gets
>discarded. Is there any unix system which supports longer passwords?

Only DEC Ultrix with the extra security package, which is actually less
secure than the standard Ultrix.

>Torsten Scherer (Schiller, TeSche...), itschere@techfak.uni-bielefeld.de
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