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Only 8 out of 10 character of password needed?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mealto, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. mealto

    mealto Well-Known Member

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    We can log in to WHM & Cpanel using only the first 8 out of 10 characters of our passwords? Not sure why ths is happening. Is it our web host's VPS server setup? Is it the OS? I think the web host is using CentOS 3.8. Any ideas?
     
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    This is the default behaviour for linux.
     
  3. mealto

    mealto Well-Known Member

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    No one else seen this problem before? I actaully ran into this with a shared web host but thought nothing of it since it was a shared host after all. Was surprised to run into this issue from one of our VPS host now. Anyone?
     
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    I remember it being like that a few years ago on Linux, but its not the case now. ( unless the OS is really old )
     
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    mealto Well-Known Member

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    OS provided by the web host is CentOS 3.8. Is this the cause?
     
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    I suspect it must be the cause. Am no expert on this but i believe most later versions of Linux use the MD5 style, which allows up to 127 characters.
     
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    Indeed, but you don't have to go too far back, and it's obvious his version of linux (centos 3.8) isn't supporting long passwords.
     
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    Actually it has really nothing to do with the OS version as much as it does Cpanel itself ...

    If I set the the password from WHM or Cpanel on any account or any server
    then only the first 8 characters get encoded into the password.

    If I open up an SSH window and use the 'passwd' command to change the
    user's password from the shell then all characters are kept in the password

    This tells me that Cpanel programmed in an 8 character length in their field
    and are truncating any additional characters passed for passwords.
     
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    Not on CentOS 4.4, just tried it.
     
  10. mealto

    mealto Well-Known Member

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    So based on Spiral and Jamesbond, it seems like CentOS 3.8 + Cpanel is causing thsi issue? Can anyone with this setup confirm? Would love to find out thanks!
     
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