[CentOS] Best practices for the maximal length of user names
mbaudier at argeo.org
Sat Nov 13 08:25:43 EST 2010
are there any best practices for the length of user names?
I tend to limit them to 8 characters and to follow the pattern 'first
letter of the first name'+'first 7 letters of the last name' (e.g.
But people are sometimes frustrated with having their last name
truncated and I wonder if limiting the user name to 8 characters is
not a kind of superstition coming from some old times...
I would be very interested to hear opinions / experience about this.
(I'm using CentOS 5.5)
Thanks in advance!
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