maximum password length

Dominic Mitchell dom at
Mon Aug 9 07:59:55 BST 1999

On Fri, Aug 06, 1999 at 02:18:09PM +0100, Richard Smith wrote:
> I know that Kerberos seems like a real pain, and I don't think I will
> ever seriously use it. Is DES likewise, normally to be avoided unless
> you have a specific requirement for it?

The only time you should bother installing the DES stuff is if you 1)
need to communicate with somebody else who is using DES encryption or 2)
are part of a NIS (aka yp) network with other brands of Unix, as then
you will need to be able to encrypt to match the password fields you


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