[freeside] Password Length

Jason Spence 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.

 - Jason

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