7 char passwords in WinVNC

James [Wez] Weatherall jnw "at" orl.co.uk
Thu, 05 Mar 1998 12:08:11 +0000

On Wed, 4 Mar 1998, Jeremy Bettis wrote:

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

It's a bug.  It should be limited to eight characters, to remain
compatible with the Unix getpassword routines.  This bug is fixed in
Release 8 of WinVNC and above.


James "Wez" Weatherall
Olivetti & Oracle Research Laboratory, Cambridge, UK.
Tel : Work - 343000