password setting

Re: password setting

by Jason Aubrey -
Number of replies: 0
Hi Simon,

This is a limitation of the crypt() function in perl (and C). E.g.,

states that "The user's password is truncated to eight characters, and those are coerced down to only 7-bits each; this forms the 56-bit DES key."

This is relatively weak (but not terrible) encryption these days, and it's probably time to take a look at using a more sophisticated approach.