[ADVANCE NOTICE] usernames limited to 8 chars gonna be nasty..
dugan at libwais.sonoma.edu
Mon Apr 10 08:18:56 GMT 2000
If this is a serious suggestions, then...
Though I do not find the idea of exceeding the 8 character unix username
system, it seems that a dual compatible system could be created by using
duplicate UID/GID/Home dir information for each user...
The thought of tampering with /etc/passwd's fields which may be
misunderstood, or poorly truncated by other programs rubs me wrong. At
least you are not suggesting using the ":" as your field seperator. ]:>
Any reason why smbpasswd cannot be setup to check for the existance of a
"\" in its username field, and then parse it into two parts without
tampering with the /etc/passwd system file? This would isolate the changes
needed by it to its own config files. User matching would need to catch on
UID, not string comparisons of username in /etc/passwd when creating new
smb accounts with smbpasswd, but you people are spending the time to make
Thanks for your work on SaMBa. (long time user, long time multi-samba
mailing list lurker)
On Mon, 10 Apr 2000, Eizenberg Ariel wrote:
> Subject: Re: [ADVANCE NOTICE] usernames limited to 8 chars gonna be nasty..
> 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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