Re: [password][curruption?] Any Ideas

From: George (greerga@CIRCLEMUD.ORG)
Date: 05/20/98

On Wed, 20 May 1998, Mike Carpenter wrote:

>Okay this bug was discovered yesterday, but who knows how long it has been
>in my code.  I haven't to my recollection adjusted the password code in
>the slightest.  What is happening, is players can type in another players
>name then type in garbage for the password and it lets them in...strange
>though, it doesnt work for all the players but most.

You have FreeBSD and are using MD5 passwords.  Increase your maximum
password length, although that will wipe your pfiles if you don't convert

Can you say, Frequently Asked Question?

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