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Re: [suse-security] How to handle usernames?
From: Sven 'Darkman' Michels (svendarkman.de)
Date: Fri Mar 28 2003 - 07:43:57 CST
> Anyone a suggestion? would be helpfull... thanx a lot!
it's not 'good' to use such usernames, not every unix tool/programm will
be able to handle that correctly. To get it working you have some
1. edit /etc/passwd etc. by hand (do that only if you know what you're
2. use normal usernames like "brichards" and add an alias for your MTA
(on postfix: /etc/postfix/aliases -> add: b.richards: brichards)
3. use an alternative backend for storing usernames etc. for the mail
system (likeall users in a ldap or mysql database).
1. is quick'n dirty
2. is the preferred easy way
3. is more work but should give you a more flexible system...
> Btw: how can I change the length of a password to a value higher than 8?
> Possible at all on a bash or tcsh?
use md5 passwords.
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