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.
> "Codito ergo sum"
> Roel Schroeven
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