Subject: Re: long usernames
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: James Chacon <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/15/2003 12:59:19
If the default install is gonna allow 16 char login names then /etc/security
should probably be defaulting to that as well..


>>I think it should. Something that also bugs me is /etc/security's mailing me
>>complaining about usernames that are longer than 8 characters. Is there a file
>>somewhere that I can configure the max login length, so a longer than 8 yet
>>smaller than kern.login_name_max login name won't cause excessive spam in the
>>security mail?
># grep login /etc/defaults/security.conf
># echo max_loginlen=16 >> /etc/security.conf
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