Password auth <= 8 chars ?

From: Miklos Magyari (
Date: 12/17/01

From: Miklos Magyari <>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 11:48:16 +0100


i've installed OpenSSH and have a problem with password authentication.
If all the other methods fail, ssh performs a password authentication
(I've enabled this feature). Though, as I observed, only the first 8
characters of the password is checked (e.g if I have a 10-char pwd, the
last two characters are irrelevant; I can mistype them or simply ignore
them, the authentication is successful).

any ideas resolving this issue?