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  1. #1

    password length problem

    I have an amazing password authentication problem in my linux boxes...

    When I had installed the o/s, it was accepting 11 characters password..

    Later after I changed the password, it is taking into consideration only the first 9 characters.

    Earlier, I had to type all the 11 characters to get in..but as of now, even if the password length is 12 or something, it is only using first 9 characters..

    By the way, my boxes are running 2.6.9-67.0.15.EL Red Hat

    What might have gone wrong ??? Any Ideas ???

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    This is problem with some of versions of redhat.I am also facing same problem.
    After long time on google i came to know that there is nothing we can do.Better you change your password to 9 digit to avoid problem.
    I was facing this problem with redhat 7 update 3

    rishi nandedkar

  3. #3
    use md5 password please, if not, just 9 character of password accept.

    use command authconfig ( both rhel 1.X ~ 5.X and rehdat 7.X 8.X 9.X )

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