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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'.


    Cheers,
    Dick Johnson
    **** FILE SYSTEM WAS MODIFIED ****
    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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