maximum password length

Richard Smith richard
Wed Aug 11 12:39:14 BST 1999

Dominic Mitchell wrote:
> 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
> recieve.
> -Dom

Lose DES then!

Actually, I've done several installs this week, all without DES, and I
see what you mean. I've even started to use the "Express" install.
Reckless eh? :)


More information about the Ukfreebsd mailing list