[Samba] max. length of a username
Hullen at t-online.de
Mon Jul 6 05:59:00 GMT 2009
Du meintest am 05.07.09:
>> how long may a valid samba username be?
> Many older UNIX systems limit usernames to 8 characters.
> Under OpenSUSE 11.2 (not yet released) it is possible to use the
> "useradd" utility to add a username up to 29 characters in length.
In a linux newsgroup I was just told that glibc uses 32 characters to
distinguish but allows more characters.
> It is possible to add that user to the tdbsam password backend using
> "smbpasswd -a". That account is valid within Samba (at least using
Just for clarification: "smbpasswd" and other samba programs have no
individual length limit?
> So the answer is: "What is the limit of the operating system that is
> hosting your Samba?"
Ok - I'll try ... thank you!
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