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:
>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
>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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