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

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at samba.org
Mon Apr 10 10:48:45 GMT 2000

On Mon, 10 Apr 2000, Peter Samuelson wrote:

> [lkcl]
> > 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.
> You will still support "username map" won't you?  It should be possible

yeah, that's what i ran into difficulties with, i started playing and when
i found that i had added a domain name to user_in_list() i stopped :)

> to cook up an `adduser' script which mangles the given domain and
> username so as to fit within 8 characters, then adds *that* to
> /etc/passwd and the real thing to /etc/samba/username.map.


> I will be quite happy the day IBM recompiles all of AIX with
> -DUSE_PAM.... (:

*mouhw* :)

More information about the samba-technical mailing list