[Samba] Fix for smbpasswd Samba 2.2.4 on Solaris only taking 8 character passwords

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Jun 18 21:11:03 GMT 2002

Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 18, 2002 at 10:25:00AM -0700, Andrew Gray wrote:
> > But it doesn't under Solaris.  getpass() on Solaris only takes the first 8
> > characters.  In the man page under Solaris for getpass() it specifically
> > mentions getpassphrase():
> getpassphrase is a Solaris specific call. No other UNIX uses it.
> Therefore we should just replace the broken Solaris getpass() with
> a working one of our own. We now do, so there should be no more
> problems.
So why don't we always replace it? 

I'm just trying to understand the unwritten policy here.  I can
understand not wanting yet another special case for broken solaris

Andrew Bartlett

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