8 characters only passwords?

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8 characters only passwords?

Postby elwood » 2020-09-11 13:03

Hi,

I set my VNC server with a 12 characters password but when I use VNCviewer, I can only type 8 characters.
Only 8 ? That's a security convern, IMO.

And also, why the password size is not the same on all programs? I would expect some kind of "max password size" to be a global variable on all sources.
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Re: 8 characters only passwords?

Postby Rudi De Vos » 2020-09-12 13:52

rfb protocol only support max 8 chars.
To be able to use longer password you need to use the dsmplugin
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Re: 8 characters only passwords?

Postby elwood » 2020-09-18 09:54

Thanks Rudi. Never noticed that.
I didn't find where I could submit an enhancement request.
IMO, when user enters a password >8 characters, VNCserver should warn him he needs the dsmplugin.
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