Re: [RadiusNT] Encrypted password length

Peter D. Mayer ( (no email) )
Wed, 18 Aug 1999 10:25:46 -0400

The crypt function's limit is 8, but you can use more. It will just ignore any
characters after 8. If you crypt "testingpassword", the password would be
truncated to "testingp" before being crypted.

----- Original Message -----
From: Dale E. Reed Jr. <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 1999 12:33 AM
Subject: Re: [RadiusNT] Encrypted password length

>"S.Tumurbaatar" wrote:
>> I dont remember where I heard about it, but somewhere
>> I read that password size should be no more 8 char if
>> it's going to be crypted by unix one-way crypt function. Yes?

>MD5 is 16. I don't know about crypt, but its either 16 or 8.

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