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    In article <cistron.37D59FBC.15771FAE@netcraft.com.my>,
    ywlee <ywlee@netcraft.com.my> wrote:
    >hi,
    >does anyone know where to change in the kernel so that I can begin
    >my username with numerical symbols? and also allows more than 8
    >characters?

    The kernel doesn't know about usernames, only about user ids. This is
    a userspace (glibc) issue. I think libc5 did indeed limit you to
    8 characters, but who uses libc5 nowadays ;)

    So if you use glibc, you can have long usernames. If they may or
    may not start with a number depends more on the tools on the rest
    of your system.

    Mike.
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