Subject: Re: login: first try only accepts 16 letter (or less) usernames
To: John Nemeth <>
From: Thomas Klausner <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/21/2005 17:11:13
On Sat, May 21, 2005 at 03:36:01AM -0700, John Nemeth wrote:
>      I don't know if it is known behaviour.  No, it shouldn't be this
> way.  The first problem is the POLA violation in asking for the
> password before you hit return.  The second problem is that our utmpx
> allows a "loginid" of 32 characters.  If your "loginid" had more then
> 16 characters, it might be valid; but, you wouldn't be able to login on
> the console or a serial line without making two attempts to do so.

Thank you for the analysis. I filed PR bin/30295 for this.