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Re: Long usernames

Hello list

This is from the "Linux Administrator FAQ" I found on the web 

> 6.17 What is the maximum username length, and is there way to extend it? 
> No. Username length It's not configurable. Under libc-5, the utmp and wtmp
> files only allow 8 characters for a
> username. Under libc-6, this is increased to 32 characters. 
> You can use usernames longer than this limit. However, the utmp/wtmp
> entries will be truncated, and so won't
> correspond to a valid username. This doesn't matter for most things.


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