Subject Re: [firebird-support] Password length!
Author Ann W. Harrison
Helen Borrie wrote:
>> Why is the max password length LESS than that of the default
> There is a $64,000,000 prize up for grabs if anyone can find a sensible
> explanation. :-)

Me! Me! I know the answer! Well, if you insist that the answer be
"sensible"... The password is used as the DES key to encrypt a known
phrase. DES uses a 56 bit key. So only 56 bits of the password are