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Re: Username length limit?

On Thu, Jun 03, 2004 at 01:56:45PM +0200, Roel Schroeven wrote:
> Daved Daly wrote:
> So, is it true that the only documentation is the source code? But what 
> source code should I look at? passwd, pam, glibc, ... ?

Those, and all utilities that work with usernames. Traditionally, 8 char
usernames where the maximum, but a lot of tools now support longer
names. AFAIK there is no spec that says how many characters are allowed,
so every tool probably sets its own limit.


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