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Re: Length of passwords for svnserve on HP-UX?

From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-dev_at_farside.org.uk>
Date: 2007-01-28 17:34:55 CET

On Fri, Jan 26, 2007 at 05:26:29PM +0100, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> On 1/26/07, Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-dev@farside.org.uk> wrote:
> >On Tue, Jan 23, 2007 at 02:25:29AM -0800, mb wrote:
> >> is there a maximum length of passwords (probably 8 chars) for svnserve
> >> on HP-UX?
> >>
> >
> >No, there certainly shouldn't be.
>
> There is indeed an 8-char limit on passwords on HP-UX by default.
> There are some internal settings in later versions of HP-UX to
> increase that - but if you use apr_password_validate() or are using
> svn+ssh, that's certainly going to be the problem. -- justin
>

btw, I was aware of the possibility of the HP-UX limit (but thanks for
confirming), which is why I called out the assumption that we're talking
about svn:// rather than svn+ssh://. svnserve's native authentication
only uses CRAM-MD5, so the only external dependency is on APR calculating
an MD5 hash.

Regards,
Malcolm

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