Subject: Re: 8 character max username with nsswitch?
To: Scott Ellis <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/19/1999 16:26:50
Scott Ellis writes:
> 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)

sound's like a bug that crept in when i merged the code (a lot of
getpwent.c got hacked around to fit into nsswitch's framework).

can you send in a pr and expand on this a bit?