Jan-Pieter van den Heuvel jan-pieter at
Mon Oct 15 14:48:01 GMT 2001


I believe Linux can handle only 8 character passwords, unless you use MD5. I
think this is compiled in the kernel, but I do not know this for sure. I
checked the option during the installation of Linux (Red Hat 7.1) :-)


Jan-Pieter van den Heuvel
Piozum Computer & Webpagebuilding

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[mailto:samba-admin at]Namens Bill Moran
Verzonden: maandag 15 oktober 2001 23:00
Aan: chahoy at; samba at
Onderwerp: Re: question

On Monday 15 October 2001 10:47, chahoy at wrote:
> HOw can you increase the local password authetication to more
> than 8 characters? It ssems like you can only use 8.

What OS are you using?  If I recall correclty, some UN*CES only
allow 8 characters.  If you are using one of those, you may have to
change server OS to fix it.
I'm not aware of any such limitations in Samba.

Bill Moran
Potential Technology technical services
(412) 793-4257

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