Subject: 8 character max username with nsswitch?
To: None <>
From: Scott Ellis <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/18/1999 19:28:42
It seems as though nsswitch now chokes on usernames longer than 8 characters.
I'm using a -current as of Jan 18th, with the default nsswitch.conf file,
and users who have usernames longer than 8 characters cannot log in.
Was this a design feature, or a bug?  (I can't see the limitation documented
anywhere, and pre-nsswitch allows long usernames)

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