password bug?

hi, i’ve been searching for this but i couldn’t find it.
let’s suposed that i set my password to “hellohowareyou”, then i logout, type my username and in the password field i type “hellohow”, it logs in!
aparently, only match the first 8 characters, and if you leave the rest in black, or type something else, it doesn’t check it.
so, is this a bug already reported? can anyone check it in his home computer?

sorry for my english :stuck_out_tongue:

hi, It’s not a bug. It’s the way it is. Only 8 characters are matched.

I wonder why though. Given that even the documentation suggest using multiple words for a password it’s kind of odd that only the first 8 characters are significant.

wow, i didn’t expect that :stuck_out_tongue:
well, thanks!

Sounds strange to me… you should report it to QNX.

Is this a QNX only “feature” or was it handed down from Unix, Linux, Posix?

I think this has some connection to standard used to encrypt the password. #
I can remember that I made a similar experience on an old Linux Box (I think Suse 7 or 8 ). There I got a “password too long” error when I was trying to set up a password longer then 8 characters.