[dm-crypt] Note: Characters inadvisable in Passphrases
arno at wagner.name
Fri Jul 8 23:11:00 CEST 2011
after somebody ran into this revently, I think a general warning
might be a good idea (already in the FAQ):
If you use characters that are not in the first 128 positions
of the ASCII table, these character may change encoding, e.g.
when upgrading. In the specific case, it went from an ASCII
character in the 129-255 range to a 3 byte UTF-8 character.
Needless to say the passphrase did not work anymore.
So it is highly advisable to stay within the 94 printable
characters on the standard, 128 character ASCII table. The
table can e.g. be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII
Arno Wagner, Dr. sc. techn., Dipl. Inform., CISSP -- Email: arno at wagner.name
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