A password containing an extended ASCII character
cannot be entered, either in server.cfg, or by hand
into the console window. My purpose for doing this is
to make my passwords more difficult to brute force by
expanding the number of possibilities one would have to
include in a brute force password attack.
What I am calling an "extended ASCII character" would
be any character that isn't A-Z, a-z, 1-9 or any
standard punctuation (any character above ANSI 126).
I tried to accomplish this by making passwords in other
languages, where passwords would still be easy to
remember, but I could use accented letters that are
part of the extended set, such as:
ń, á, é, í, ó, ú
and some punctuation as well, like the inverted
exclamation point ( Ą ), and the inverted question mark
( ż ).
This problem can be reproduced in versions 0.9.7 -
0.9.9, and probably in the 0.9.9.5 development version
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