Re: Solaris 8 username contingency

From: Rich Teer (
Date: 07/26/02

Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 10:33:26 -0700 (PDT)
From: Rich Teer <>
To: Michael Steeves <>

On Thu, 25 Jul 2002, Michael Steeves wrote:

> I had this problem under Solaris 7 (well, a user did, when another
> admin created a 9-character login for a user), but just now tested it
> under 8.

I think the bottom line here is: don't use usernames that exceed
8 characters - as specified in the useradd man page.

Rich Teer

President, Rite Online Inc.

Voice: +1 (250) 979-1638 URL:

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