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Snowy
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reply to jaynick

Re: How to secure VNC and port 5900

A strong password generated from something such as
»www.grc.com/passwords.htm
would go a long way.


angussf
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said by Snowy:

A strong password generated from something such as
»www.grc.com/passwords.htm
would go a long way.

Unfortunately VNC only supports 8-character passwords.


jaynick
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said by angussf:

said by Snowy:

A strong password generated from something such as
»www.grc.com/passwords.htm
would go a long way.

Unfortunately VNC only supports 8-character passwords.

Not true, I am using a 63 character random password generated at grc.com. Works without fail


Snowy
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said by jaynick:

said by angussf:

said by Snowy:

A strong password generated from something such as
»www.grc.com/passwords.htm
would go a long way.

Unfortunately VNC only supports 8-character passwords.

Not true, I am using a 63 character random password generated at grc.com. Works without fail

Yikes, an 8 character limit, angussf See Profile may be correct about that.
What you might be seeing is VNC recognizing the first 8 characters & abandoning the balance of the string.


jaynick
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OMG! is that what it's doing? so much for that idea. Let me look into ssh tunnel...Thanks much folks for all the kind help.


jaynick
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You are correct, it was dropping the remaining characters....it fooled me.


StuartMW
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I believe Microsoft does the same thing with Hotmail passwords.

»Hotmail No Longer Accepts Long Passwords, Shortens Them...
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jaynick
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I saw that, that's a shame.