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

Michael Tokarev mjt at tls.msk.ru
Mon Apr 10 09:08:32 GMT 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?

Sounds like there is a need to support "virtual" /etc/passwd, as with
virtual pop3,www, ... services...  And let to have only username in
/etc/DOMAINNAME.passwd file :) :(((

> [linux copes nicely, i just tried DOMAIN\Administrator and pam_ntdom let
> me log in.]
> luke

Huh, Is it ok to have Administrator at DOMAIN instead of DOMAIN\Administrator?

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