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Number of characters in user account name???

Brandon Friedman

Number of characters in user account name???
« on: August 01, 2000, 02:29:26 PM »
Hi there

I have posted this question before .. maybe somebody have some suggestions????

Ok firstly we are try to use e-smith 4.0. We would like to use the following format for our account names: firstname.surname@.....co.za. The console tells us that we have exceeded to max number of characters. So we edited the /etc/e-smith/web/functions/useraccounts file - there is line 'if (length $acctName > 12) ...
We change the max number to 25 ... but we get this error when we try to add new users:
Software error:
Cannot open /home/e-smith/accounts: Permission denied
For help, please send mail to the webmaster (admin@techknowledgy.co.za), giving this error message and the time and date of the error.

We have found that 15 characters does work ... but nothing higher!!
Any suggestions??? Help????