Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63989
Long passwords are not recognised
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:17 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have a RH7.1 machine acting as an NIS server for a variety of
linux and solaris machine. I was adding some new machines to the domain - one
of which was a RH7.2 box. Some users were unable to log into this machine. Upon
investigation i tracked this down to a problem with passwords greater than 8
characters long. All other machines ignore characters after the 8th one in the
password while the RH7.2 box treats all characters as significant. Typing only
the first eight characters of the password allows a user to log in.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add an NIS client to an existing domain with a non RH7.2 NIS server
2. Try and log in with a password greater than 8 characters
Actual Results: Login will fail
Expected Results: Login should suceed since it should be backwards compatible
with previous out of the box setups.
I have also seen the same problem reported on comp.os.linux.security
Sounds more like a pam issue. Reassigning to nalin.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 63808 ***