Subject: Re: misc/2668: login-names >8 chars make no fun
To: John F. Woods <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/30/1996 10:57:01
"John F. Woods" writes:
> > Yes. The latter. I have changed the format. All the tools that
> > use it look at a define for the length of the username.
> Well, all the tools to which you have the source.  But considering the
> number of popular software packages that are available on the net in
> Linux and BSDI formats but not NetBSD, I think that breaking binary
> compatibility is something that should not be undertaken lightly.

Er, BSDI uses 16 character user names.