basic auth not working 100%

AMP Admin admin at
Sat Apr 10 19:33:41 MSD 2010

-----Original Message-----
From: Boris Dolgov [mailto:boris at] 
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 11:07 AM
To: nginx at
Subject: Re: basic auth not working 100%

On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 7:33 PM, AMP Admin <admin at> wrote:
> On one of my boxes I noticed that if the password is only half the string
> will authenticate.
> Should be:
> Username: tester
> Pass: ThisPassword1234#&^
> But the following authenticates:
> Username: tester
> Pass: ThisPassword
> Can anyone confirm this behavior?

ThisPass will also authenticate - crypt() uses only first 8 symbols of
the password.

Boris Dolgov.


is there a way to make it longer?

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