9 character passwords do not seem to work

Paul L. Lussier plussier at ne.arris-i.com
Fri Oct 15 14:21:01 GMT 1999

In a message dated: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 23:47:25 +1000
Andrew Welham said:

>Dear all
>We have sambe 2.0.0 we cant use 2.0.4b(clearcase problem with this
>on hpux 10.20
>a user changed their password from a 8 character password to a 9
>character password.
>They now can not use theie samba share unless they only type the first 8
>letters of the 9 letter password
>Any ideas ???

Yeah, change the password back to 8 characters.  Unix will only recognize the 
first 8 unique characters of a password.  So, technically, 'password1' and 
'password2' would both be interpreted as 'password'.

I'm not positive this is also true for HP-UX, but I know it is for SunOS, 
Solaris, and Linux.

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