package: lwat severity: wishlist x-debbugs-cc: firstname.lastname@example.org On Mittwoch, 31. März 2010, Philipp Huebner wrote: > > trying to add some users using LWAT I saw, the maximum length of a > > username is set to 8 characters. So, i don't think this is a homage to > > DOS, but is there a reason for this? Or is it possible to change it. I > > look around the /etc/lwat/config.php but nothing to find. > > this limit was put into place because ps utils don't resolve names > longer than 8 chars and display the uid instead. > > This might cause problems with some scripts with bad input validation, > like it did with killer in the past (IIRC). > > Personally I did not experience any problems with longer usernames on > Skolelinux systems. This is somewhat a FAQ and it would be really nice if this could be documented somewhere, best probably directly in the GUI. Thanks. cheers, Holger
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