Subject: Re: misc/2668: login-names >8 chars make no fun
To: Chris G Demetriou <>
From: Rick Kelly <>
List: current-users
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