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QNX password

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QNX password

Postby jk » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:31 pm

I noticed that QNX only checks for the first 8 characters in the password

eg. login name: Tom
Password: helloworld123

QNX only checks for first 8 charaters and allows the login
eg it checks only 'hellowor' and allows the login

Do anyone know the reason behind, or is there any settings that i have to change?

Thanks in Advance
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RE: QNX password

Postby mario » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:10 pm

To my knowledge you cannot change that. I don't know the reason, my guess is it's historic, from the QNX4 days.

Check -u option of login, not sure if that will make a difference
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Postby micro » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:57 am

This behaviour was quite popular in old times...

I remember some older Linux Distribution did the same. While it is a security risk i think it was introduced for compatibility reasons. Not sure though compatible to what ^^
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