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

nazard at dragoninc.on.ca nazard at dragoninc.on.ca
Tue Apr 11 03:23:16 GMT 2000

On 10 Apr, 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?

Don't tie it to the user name. In some cases (i.e. LDAP) it would be
much better to add another multi-valued attribute like "NTDOMAIN". That
way we could use that account for multiple domains, or move domains

Doug Nazar
Dragon Computer Consultants Inc.
Tel: (416) 708-1578     Fax: (416) 708-8081

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