[sudo-users] SUDO does not accept password longer than 8 characters in Trusted Systems

jan kalcic jandot at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 6 09:42:10 EST 2007

Liu Wallace wrote:
> Hi Sudo Community,
> I am running sudo-1.6.8p12 on HP-UX11.11 and HP-UX 11.23 which are
> configured to run Trusted System. In Trusted System mode, the encrypted
> password is in /tcb/files/auth/* directories. If the user password is
> not longer than 8 characters,  sudo accepts the password. If the
> password is longer than 8 characters, then sudo does not accept it:
> kwlu1 at chinft1-/home/kwlu1> sudo su -                                    
> Password:
> Sorry, try again.
> Password:
Not really know sudo in depth but I wonder if it could be a PAM-related
configuration issue.


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