Bug 2888 - limited number of characters in password
limited number of characters in password
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xscreensaver (Show other bugs)
6.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-17 16:07 EDT by johnlar
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-22 09:06:56 EDT
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Description johnlar 1999-05-17 16:07:14 EDT
A password of significant length using the new extented
length passwords will not be accepted in the xscreensaver.
It appears to cut the password off your typing when you are
telling it to use the *'s at about 15 characters. I don't
mind not being able to see the entire password, but even if
I do type the entire thing correctly it will not work and I
have to open another session and kill the screensaver
process which in turn kills the entire X11 server
Comment 1 Derek Tattersall 1999-05-18 16:20:59 EDT
Created a user foo whose password was 20 characters long.  Logged
foo in via gdm.  Locked screen, typed in 20 character password, which
writes off the right end of the box, but unlocked the screen.
Comment 2 johnlar 1999-05-18 19:49:59 EDT
sorry.. didn't give you enough information. the password has to be 21
characters or more (kinda funny that you picked 20 characters) this
seems to be due to the fact that 20 characters is all it will report
when you have the *'s on, but 21 characters won't work without the
stars on anywayssorry.. didn't give you enough information. the password has to be 21
characters or more (kinda funny that you picked 20 characters) this
seems to be due to the fact that 20 characters is all it will report
when you have the *'s on, but 21 characters won't work without the
stars on anyways
Comment 3 johnlar 1999-05-18 19:50:59 EDT
sorry.. didn't give you enough information. the password has to be 21
characters or more (kinda funny that you picked 20 characters) this
seems to be due to the fact that 20 characters is all it will report
when you have the *'s on, but 21 characters won't work without the
stars on anyways
Comment 4 Derek Tattersall 1999-05-19 16:09:59 EDT
I created a user foo with a 25 character password.  gdm had no problem
dealing with it.  xscreensaver didn't have any problem either.
try creating user foo (useradd foo)  set the password to
sqlmeansoctothorpeAUGERin  That's 25 characters, and I can't get it to
fail with xscreensaver-3.09-3 that's installed in 6.0

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