[freeside] Password Length
thalakan at technologist.com
Sat Apr 14 14:46:10 PDT 2001
On Sat, Apr 14, 2001 at 12:20:29PM -0700, rdailey at colusanet.com developed
a new theory of relativity and:
> Why is the maximum password length only eight characters? I
> understand that Unix only uses the first eight characters, anyways,
> but what about RADIUS?
RADIUS has a limit of 128 characters. See section 5.2 of RFC 2138.
The 8 character bottleneck comes from BSD systems, I think. I know
that in the past, they only treated the first 8 characters as
significant, but I'm not sure whether that is still true now that
they're using MD5.
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