Subject: Re: misc/2668: login-names >8 chars make no fun
To: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@ux2.sp.cs.cmu.edu>
From: Rick Kelly <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/15/1996 20:21:58
Chris G Demetriou said:
>Picking the default too high is a bad idea though; login names are
>stored in lots of files, e.g. the wtmp, and if you make them
>ridiculously long you'll waste a lot of space.
>If i recall, BSDI defaults to allowing 16 character login names. Is
>there any reason we need to, by default, allow more?
This seems like a good choice. It falls somewhere between the
ridiculous and the sublime.
Rick Kelly email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org