Subject: Re: 8+ chars in login
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com>
From: mocha <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/09/2000 08:38:41
ok it seems like vipw will let me make any length usernames. i just tried
up to 70 characters. but when i tried to su to any of the names, it seems
like the limitation is at 16 characters. otherwise it'll report su: unknown
now i just tried sending mail to a user 01234567890123456789012345678901
(32 chars) and it reported user unknown..
so is the limitation at 16 chars max?
At 08:24 AM 3/9/00 -0600, mocha wrote:
>i just made two accounts with the following usernames and they both work:
> ^----- Note '_' is inserted as the 9th character which is
>that's a lot of characters. vipw didn't complain at all.
>i suppose i'll try 70 chars and see if that will work too.. maybe the
>limit is 64?
>At 03:19 PM 3/9/00 +0100, email@example.com wrote:
>>On 03/09/2000 02:07:59 PM GMT Rob Windsor wrote:
>> >Verily did mocha write:
>> >> can we do 8+ characters in usernames? i asked this back in .8 era, but
>> >> not been paying attention. with our systems used for the public, they
>> >> more than 8 characters.
>> >You can (i.e. "majordomo"), but the daily security script will whine about
>> >So far, I haven't seen a problem with it, otherwise.
>>Does it work if 2 names are different only in the 8+ letter?
>>e.g. majordomo and majordoma ?