Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55015
login useing more than 8 charachter password and NIS
Last modified: 2013-07-02 18:55:04 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.7 [en] (X11; I; SunOS 5.8 sun4u)
Description of problem:
if you have a login with a password that has more than 8 charachters you
can only login using the first 8 .. it doesnt truncate it as it seemed to
in previous versions. ie. if you enter in all 9 charachters it wont let you
login .. you enter in 8 it will.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. set password to any password that is 9 charachters
2. try to login (fail)
3. try to login useing the first 8 charachters (pass)
Expected Results: it should truncate everything after the 8th charachter
and let you login
This was discussed recently in redhat-list. It seems that the problem is due to
a change in crypt--as the problem only occurs for those using crypt passwords.
Using authconfig to switch to md5 passwords is a work-around. However, all
existing users need to enter new passwords--not acceptable for systems with
large numbers of users...
The priority of this should be high. The renders RH 7.2 totally unusable in
There was a pam module fix posted on redhat's web site on 10/31/2001 in 7.2 erratta/bug fixes... I have installed it on my 7.2 systems and NIS
logins work just fine now. Good luck.
Hello, this is fortunately not reproducible any more ;-) Closing this.