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Generate strong yet memorable passwords
Authored by: alys on Oct 01, '04 04:53:43PM

$o#he#-$u%#in& heck! This is correct; only the first 8 characters of my 17-character root password are necessary when I use su to become the root user. This is not good! A unix sysadmin friend of mine says that this is a known problem amongst some Unixes, although it's not as common now as it was a couple of years ago.

When using sudo, the full password must be entered, not just the first 8 characters, so I guess this is another reason to always use sudo and never enable the root user account.



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