NetBSD Problem Report #39546

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Subject: Username restrictions are too short (16 characters)
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>Number:         39546
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       Username restrictions are too short (16 characters)
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Sep 14 17:55:00 +0000 2008
>Last-Modified:  Thu Apr 19 18:55:00 +0000 2012
>Originator:     Randolf Richardson
>Release:        NetBSD-4/200809120002Z
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NetBSD 4.0_STABLE NetBSD 4.0_STABLE (LUMBERCARTEL.MP) #0: Sat Sep 13 15:47:14 PDT 2008 amd64

Unable to create usernames longer than 16 characters with the useradd command.  Increasing the limit to 256 would be very helpful, but I'm not sure how many tools would need to be updated to support this.

useradd test5678901234567




Responsible-Changed-From-To: kern-bug-people->bin-bug-people
Responsible-Changed-When: Sun, 14 Sep 2008 19:20:08 +0000
The kernel does not care about usernames

From: "Jukka Ruohonen" <>
Subject: PR/39546 CVS commit: src
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 18:51:37 +0000

 Module Name:	src
 Committed By:	jruoho
 Date:		Thu Apr 19 18:51:36 UTC 2012

 Modified Files:
 	src/distrib/sets/lists/tests: mi
 	src/etc/mtree: NetBSD.dist.tests
 	src/tests/usr.sbin: Makefile
 Added Files:
 	src/tests/usr.sbin/useradd: Makefile

 Log Message:
 Add a test case for PR bin/39546.

 To generate a diff of this commit:
 cvs rdiff -u -r1.464 -r1.465 src/distrib/sets/lists/tests/mi
 cvs rdiff -u -r1.74 -r1.75 src/etc/mtree/NetBSD.dist.tests
 cvs rdiff -u -r1.3 -r1.4 src/tests/usr.sbin/Makefile
 cvs rdiff -u -r0 -r1.1 src/tests/usr.sbin/useradd/Makefile \

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