Subject: Re: bin/8428: uucpd truncates login names at 8 characters
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org,>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 09/24/1999 17:26:49
[ On Friday, September 24, 1999 at 15:56:55 (-0400), Bill Sommerfeld wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: bin/8428: uucpd truncates login names at 8 characters
> > ! characters, currently 12.
> The setlogin man page has been corrected to say that MAXLOGNAME is 16
> in -current.
What, no attempt to clean up the real inconsistency?!?!?!?!
Perhaps you've never used login accounting Bill, but for those of us who
do rely on it this kind of error can cost us real $$$ if we don't catch
conflicting user-names quickly enough. It's hard enough to get
operators to be careful when they assign new user-ids, but without the
system enforcing the limits properly and consistently there can never be
anything but confusion, as the mere existance of this PR proves.
> Thanks for finding this error.
No problem -- but on a scale of 1-10 of importance that particular
documentation error lies at about 0.01 in my book, at least in relation
to the more important problem.
Greg A. Woods
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