Subject Re: [firebird-support] Password length!
Author Helen Borrie
At 01:00 PM 9/01/2005 -0500, you wrote:

>Helen Borrie wrote:
> >
> >> Why is the max password length LESS than that of the default
> >>password?
> >
> > 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

Your cheque is in the mail. :-)