View Single Post
  #3   (View Single Post)  
Old 12th January 2009
Carpetsmoker's Avatar
Carpetsmoker Carpetsmoker is offline
Real Name: Martin
Tcpdump Spy
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Indonesia
Posts: 2,236

The maximum login name seems to be defined in sys/param.h (MAXLOGNAME) and utmp.h.

It should be possible to increase this and recompile, but it doesn't seem to be recommended, see:
adduser(8) (RESTRICTIONS section)

As suggested in the above link, you can use mail aliases for mail adresses with >16 characters
UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things.
Reply With Quote