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Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 20:16:06 +0300
From: Ilya Andreiv <>
Subject: Re: groupadd webmaster

Hello Oleg!

OL>         Why webmaster is a not a valid group name ?
OL> Where this controls ?

Max length of user/group name can't be greater then 8.
It's hard-coded in "shadow-4.0.0-owl-check_names.diff".

See "long username (more than 8 chars)" thread in list archives.

Best regards,
 Ilya                            mailto:ilya<at>if5641.spb<dot>edu

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