[ADVANCE NOTICE] usernames limited to 8 chars gonna be nasty..

Eizenberg Ariel arielez at cs.huji.ac.il
Mon Apr 10 08:07:53 GMT 2000

Does this mean that for each user I have I'll need to entries in

Won't that make to many synchronizations neccessary?
(I can't ask my users to login with 'HOME\name' on unix machines - it
doesn't make sense)

On Mon, 10 Apr 2000, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:

|  hi,
|  this is to let you all know that we're going to be very, very mean to you
|  all and mandate that usernames can be of the following format... in
|  /etc/passwd:
|  DOMAINNAME\username.
|  oh, dear: what a pity!  that's more than 8 chars.
|  @begin sympathy
|  well... umm... tough!  you'll just have to change all your domain names to
|  two chars and have usernames of less than 5.  sorry!
|  @end sympathy
|  any objections?
|  [linux copes nicely, i just tried DOMAIN\Administrator and pam_ntdom let
|  me log in.]
|  luke
|  <a href=" mailto:lkcl at samba.org" > Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton    </a>
|  <a href=" http://cb1.com/~lkcl"  > Samba and Network Development   </a>
|  <a href=" http://samba.org"      > Samba Web site                  </a>
|  <a href=" http://mcp.com"        > Macmillan Technical Publishing  </a>
|  ISBN1578701503 DCE/RPC over SMB: Samba and Windows NT Domain Internals

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