Subject: Re: using long usernames
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
From: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/24/2003 12:31:42
"email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I set up a machine running NetBSD 1.6 on a Sparc station 20. I then
> migrated all the users from a mandrake linux system to it. The problem I
> am having is there are a large number of users that have user names of 17
> characters or more. In NetBSD I am only able to get people with user names
> of 16 characters or less to work.
That is correct. We only support 16 characters or less as shipped. You
could tweak a few things and recompile your whole system, at the cost
of being somewhat ABI incompatible with other people's machines.