[techtalk] Characters to avoid in passwords

Raven, X-apparantly-to damask0 at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 19 08:44:11 EST 2001

Heya --

[re: characters known to cause problems in passwords]
     I've run into weird problems trying to feed a password containing
an @ into PGP and RACCESS on Solaris 7.  I have unfortunately forgotten
what the error message was, but we were able to fix it by escaping the
@ with a backslash in the file that we were reading the password from. 
I didn't see this problem with any of the other special characters, but
our users may not have tried using them.  (The only case I got a
complaint about was an @.)


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