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MAX Username Length



Hello,

	According to the man page for adduser and setlogin , the max
username is defined as 8 characters. Is there any work around or patch to
define a username of more than 8 characters ?

/usr/include/utmp.h specifies :

#define UT_NAMESIZE     8
        char    ut_name[UT_NAMESIZE];

Is it possible to redefine this? What else will attempting to increase
this value break?

                            ''~``
                           ( o o )
+---------------------.oooO--(_)--Oooo.------------------------+
| Truman Boyes                                                 |
| Network Operations                                           |
| SuperLink Internet Services     E-Mail:  truman_(_at_)_superlink_(_dot_)_net|
| 39 Milltown Rd       .ooo0       Phone:  (732) 432-5454 x3821|  
| East Brunswick, NJ   (   )   Oooo. Fax:  (732) 432-5450      | 
+-----------------------\ (----(   )---------------------------+
                         \_)    ) /
                               (_/


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