Limiting characters was a good way to forbid words. Taking out vowels was
a common technique. Removing this capability does not do much for
"freedom of choice" for administrators.

However, from a V6R1 machine:

Message ID . . . . . . : CPF22C5
Date sent . . . . . . : 04/22/08 Time sent . . . . . . : 13:41:14

Message . . . . : Password contains one of the following: A.

Cause . . . . . : The password rule for restricted characters in
(system value QPWDLMTCHR) requires that they not contain any of the
following characters: A.
Recovery . . . : Specify a new password that does not contain any of
restricted characters.

Rob Berendt

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