Bug 78000 - When a password with the B# sign is used it does not recognise it.
Summary: When a password with the B# sign is used it does not recognise it.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: passwd
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomas Mraz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-17 03:58 UTC by P H
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-03-24 19:57:23 UTC

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Description P H 2002-11-17 03:58:30 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
When a password with the B# sign is used it does not recognise it.
When i try to login the swat with the root password having a B# sign in it, it 
does not recognise the password.
Same if ftping or telneting to the linux box or out to another box.
Its like it is send a different symbol instead of the B# sign.
If i type a B# sign in the the terminal window I see a B# sign, it seems to be 
only in the password where the problem is
I have the Keyboard set to a UK keyboard.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Use The B# sign in a password

Actual Results:  access denied

Expected Results:  access granted

Additional info:

Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2003-04-23 10:59:26 UTC
Can you explain which key you are pressing to give you a "B#" sign?  I suspect 
that bugzilla is converting the sign so it isn't appearing correctly in this 
bug report.  

test: UK keyboard shift+3 (pound)='£', euro='â¬', shift top left key ='¬' 

Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2003-04-23 11:44:09 UTC
User reports in private email that this is in fact the UK pound sign 
(shift+3).  I can't duplicate this issue on 7.2 or 9

Comment 3 Tomas Mraz 2005-03-24 19:57:23 UTC
This works fine for me on the current Fedora Core. I think this was most
probably some mismatch of character encoding used by passwd and other services
in RHL-8.

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