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Re: username above 13 characters not accepted



Hi Chris,

On Sat, 28 Apr 2001, Chris Siakos wrote:

> Hello,
> I am using pam_mysql to authenticate pop users against a mysql database.
> All works well until I enter a username longer than 13 characters.  I spoke
> to the authors of pam_mysql and they are puzzled as the length of the
> username is returned by pam itself and not the module.  I also authenticated
> against the system pass account via pam, and that also failed (for long
> usernames).

> Pointing to a pam problem rather than pam_mysql.

> Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.  I am using PAM on a Linux SuSE 7.0
> distribution.

What version of PAM does SuSE include, and what POP server are you using?
I've just tested with a 16-character username, and I'm afraid I'm not able to
reproduce this problem on a RedHat 6.1 machine (pam 0.72) using pam_unix and
the 'su' command.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer





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