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SubjectRe: long username
On Tue, 7 Sep 1999, ywlee wrote:

> hi,
> does anyone know where to change in the kernel source, so that the
> allowable username can be more than the current 8 characters?
The username is never sent to the kernel! /bin/login uses the username
and password. By the time a new process is created, the GID and UID has
been extracted from /etc/passwd. This is all the kernel 'knows'.

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.3.13 on an i686 machine (400.59 BogoMips).
Warning : It's hard to remain at the trailing edge of technology.

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