Bug 2265 - Increase minimal password length from 5 to 6 at least.
Summary: Increase minimal password length from 5 to 6 at least.
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Build environment (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.10
Hardware: All FreeBSD
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Tim Potter
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-01-19 21:23 UTC by Timur Bakeyev
Modified: 2005-02-07 07:34 UTC (History)
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Increase min password length to 6 chars (606 bytes, patch)
2005-01-19 21:24 UTC, Timur Bakeyev
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Description Timur Bakeyev 2005-01-19 21:23:53 UTC
This is a very old patch wich we distribute with Samba package in FreeBSD. It
just increases the minimal password length from 5 to 6. IIRC, Samba uses des
encryption of the passwords and with the length of 5 chars it can be cracked in
a few weeks. Well, 6 doesn't change it dramatically, but still a BIT more
secure... Just for your consideration...
Comment 1 Timur Bakeyev 2005-01-19 21:24:24 UTC
Created attachment 903 [details]
Increase min password length to 6 chars
Comment 2 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-02-01 11:05:57 UTC
Since this is a admin controlled value via pdbedit (not that the 
'min password length' option has been deprecated in favuot of 
the account policy). I think making this change would cause 
more confusion than it is worth.  Thanks though.
Comment 3 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-02-07 07:34:49 UTC
originally reported against 3.0.11pre1.  Moving back to version to 3.0.10 
to remove preX and rcX versions.