Linked by Tyler Bancroft on Tue 25th May 2004 06:41 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE SuSE Linux 9.1 is the followup to an excellent desktop distribution. SuSE gave me the opportunity to use SuSE 9.1 Professional for a couple weeks. This is a review/personal thoughts on the distro.
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SuSE's choice of DES, md5, Blowfish
by J. J. Ramsey on Thu 27th May 2004 12:52 UTC

"You can also select the password encryption scheme. The default is DES, but you may want to switch to MD5 or Blowfish, as DES limits password length, (and therefore reduces security), to 8 characters."

I encountered this issue, and I consider it a lack of polish, especially since (IIRC), YaST does not indicate that it is the choice of the DES encryption scheme that limits the password length, so one has to have the technical knowledge to know to switch password encryption schemes if one wants longer passwords.