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Date:      Mon, 17 Jun 2013 16:47:44 +0200
From:      Eduardo Morras <emorrasg@yahoo.es>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD maximum password length
Message-ID:  <20130617164744.1c4e3d02e57de825d500e309@yahoo.es>
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On Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:49:56 +0330
takCoder <tak.official@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I need to moderate the input password in my system's user interface. And I
> believe i have tested longer passwords than that, about 1000 characters
> long, and there was no limitations, via using this command in a /bin/sh
> test shell script : "echo PASSWORD | pw user mod USER -h 0".

If I remember well, any password longer than default size is truncated, so passwords

a) 'AhN12Njufsn8794432kjfvsnkkJHNDSMNDKh844mNJKnhjhu8u8424'
b) 'AhN12Njufsn8794432kj'

have the same salt hash value and both validate the user.

> Thank you :)

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Eduardo Morras <emorrasg@yahoo.es>



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