7 char passwords in WinVNC

Alan Cox alan "at" cymru.net
Thu, 05 Mar 1998 13:23:07 +0000

> 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.

Unix getpass() on most platforms isnt limited to 8, nor are passwords.