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Fwd: UID length?



Hi all,

I tried this once before, but didn't get a response. With that user still hanging around, I thought I might try again. Incidently, has anyone installed MD2 on OpenBSD before? If not, I'm willing to be the first and submit patches or answer questions on the process (after I'm done of course)

Regards,
        - SteveN

Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 10:54:19 +0900
To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
From: Steve Núñez <nunez_(_at_)_helios_(_dot_)_net>
Subject: UID length?

Hello All,

Does anyone know if OpenBSD is still limited to 8 character UID length, as I suspect it is? I've just created a user name 'majordomo', and the system is not allowing me to login, modify or delete the user, weather I refer to it with the 8 or 9 character name:

mail# su -l majordomo
su: unknown login majordomo
mail# su -l majordom
su: unknown login majordom
mail# userdel -r majordomo
userdel: No such user `majordomo'
mail# userdel -r majordom
userdel: No such user `majordom'

IMO if the system can't handle UID > 8 characters then useradd shouldn't allow you to create them! Before I go in and hack the passwd file, I thought I'd ask here if anyone has run into this problem before and weather there is a solution to either allow this UID work, or allow me to delete the user via the system tools (e.g. user or userdel). If I have to hack, what file(s), other than /etc/passwd need to be modified or updated? (e.g. /etc/shadow)

Regards,
        - Steve