Follow @Openwall on Twitter for new release announcements and other news
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 06:58:30 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: groupadd webmaster

On Mon, Feb 24, 2003 at 08:16:06PM +0300, Ilya Andreiv wrote:
> 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.

There's also this Owl/doc/TODO item:


[PRIORITY: medium]
Optionally allow user and group names longer than 8 characters, even
though these may not be fully supported by the rest of Owl and by
third-party software.  This should be two settings in /etc/login.defs,
with proper documentation in comments in that file and in the man page
(including the cross reference for which commands are affected).
There should still a be check for usernames exceeding
sizeof(ut.ut_user) and some sane "hard" limits for both user and group
names (or the shadow suite programs themselves would misbehave).


Powered by blists - more mailing lists

Confused about mailing lists and their use? Read about mailing lists on Wikipedia and check out these guidelines on proper formatting of your messages.