7 char passwords in WinVNC

Jeremy Bettis jeremy "at" hksys.com
Wed, 04 Mar 1998 23:04:49 +0000

I noticed that passwords are limited to 7 characters in WinVNC Release 7.
Is there some reason for this or is it a bug?

When I typed in a longer password, it was accepted by the Server properties,
but then the client could not authenticate.  As I shortened the password to
the first 7 characters in the client, suddenly it could log in.

I don't mind having a limit on the size of passwords, but only if the client
ignores extra characters in the password.