Re: Solaris 8 username contingency

From: Paul Timmins (
Date: 06/27/02

Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 08:29:28 -0400
From: Paul Timmins <>

At 05:22 PM 6/23/2002 -0400, you wrote:
> wrote:
> >due to certain difficulties i need to change this default to 15 charecters.
> >there is a file in which i have to make some changes. which one is
> >it?

I've used usernames that are 11 characters long. The user can still log on,
email gets received and routed properly, ftp and userdir in apache work. I
have experienced problems with this user using "talk", "write", and
"passwd" as well as the "chXX" commands (chsh, chfn, etc - I've had this
user on both Solaris 2.5.1 and Sol8)
You have the usual functionality you'd expect, but many of the user
management programs don't work (or only work as root for various reasons).