Summary: Longer than 8 character passwords under Solaris.

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Date: Tue Jan 29 2002 - 09:46:04 EST
I had ton of replies to the question:

Is there anyway to have Solaris accept and interpret more than 8 character 

The answer is the only way that you can achieve this is to replace the 
password command with something that would not use the crypt function to 
encrypt the passwords for Solaris. A suggestion was to go to MD5 type 
hashes for generating passwords like are supported in npasswd. A few 
suggestions also came through to armor access to the servers by allowing 
SSH only and not allowing telnet. Needless to say. I was disappointed to 
find this answer.
Thank You to everyone that replied.
sunmanagers mailing list
Received on Tue Jan 29 08:53:22 2002

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