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

Frederik Meerwaldt Meerwaldt at t-online.de
Mon Apr 10 16:02:36 GMT 2000

Hi all,

I'm running Samba 2.0.6 and I want to install it on a production
business-critical Machine in a week (Upgrade from NT4 --> FreeBSD).
I gonna have usernames which look like DOMAIN1\MyUsername (In this
length). I just want the password validation for shares (they don't need
to log on). Can I do that, or not....


Best regards,

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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>
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