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Old 12th January 2009
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Is there any way to enable usernames with more than 16 characters. I need to send mail using the mail MUA that has more than 16 chars and I tried to create a user with that much chars, but pw doesnt allow more than 16.
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this is what man pages say on OpenBSD
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username
It is recommended that login names contain only lowercase charac-
ters and digits. They may also contain uppercase characters,
non-leading hyphens, periods, underscores, and a trailing `$'.
Login names may not be longer than 31 characters. If you need a
longer login name for e-mail addresses, you can define an alias
in /etc/mail/aliases.
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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)
http://markmail.org/message/nzaqc2zab5dvttol

As suggested in the above link, you can use mail aliases for mail adresses with >16 characters
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I simply can't make it to work.

This is what i usually do, just add a user and send mail. Lets say username is "lessthan16" and my domain is "me.org". I would just add a user, type "mail test@test.org" and type the mail, then send it. Now lets say a username should be "thisismorethan16charlong" and my domain is "me.org". This username cannot be created so lets say i create a user "lessthan16".

When I log in with "lessthan16" and type "mail test@test.org" ( type the message ), I want that the recived mail by test@test.org has the From field like this: "thisismorethan16charlong@me.org".

Can anyone please tell me how this should be done. If you can write the example for this username I would be very grateful.

Thank You in advance.
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Please post the solution for the archive. There's nothing worse than finding a thread about the exact problem you're experiencing only to have "fixed" as the last post, without an explanation.
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Well the problem is I didn't really fix it. I just spoofed the mail using sendmail so my username looks like it is longer than 16 chars. Using aliases i redirected the longer then 16 char mail to my user (less then 16 char) mail.
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