Re: Maximum characters in username
Hmm, this can't be it since it won't accept my full name (22 characters).
> I am not sure this is true but try 256 characters. I think that what
> they setup for WindowsNT and Linux was following?
> ---- Matthew Thompson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hello, everyone,
> > Ok, here's my silly, newbie-esque question for the week: how many
> > characters are allowed in a username? I'm under the impression that
> > it is
> > 8, but 'adduser' allows you to create users with more characters than
> > that.
> > You'd also think that it would be easy to find the answer to this
> > question, but I've man'd adduser & login, and scoured deja.com and
> > Linux
> > Unleashed (the Debian mailing list search seems to be not functioning
> > currently. I got 'No Matches' no matter what I entered, even 'potato'
> > for
> > the most recent quarter). I even re-installed potato in a blank partition
> > to see if it said anything about how many characters are allowed.
> > It
> > doesn't, it just puts you back to the 'Enter Username' field if you
> > enter
> > a very long name.
> > TIA for any help :)
> > Cheers....................
> > Matthew Thompson http://mattyt.net
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