Re: What is the maximal length of usernames on Solaris?
From: Chris Newport (me_at_see-my-sig.invalid)
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 23:23:00 +0000
On Wednesday 19 November 2003 4:54 pm in comp.sys.sun.admin Josh McKee
>>> Why are you calling them lusers? Shouldn't the system accommodate the
>>> user instead of the user accommodating the system?
>>In this case, the users must accomodate the system, since it's a hard
>>limit. If you think it's cost effective to spend time modifying Solaris
>>and all the parts affected by this to accomedate usernames, passwords
>>and groups > 8 characters, then by all means have fun.
> The problem I have is Chris' portrayal of the user as a loser because
> they wish to use something more descriptive. I fail to see why that is
> an unreasonable expectation and warrants the SA calling their
> customers losers. Computers are supposed to work for us, not the other
> way around.
Oh purleeeese !
Are you lysdexic ?.
Can you tell the difference between luser and loser ?
The two terms are not the same, although they often overlap.
Your duty as a sysadmin is to defend the system from the
foolishness of the lusers who use the system but lack
the clue levels required to ensure optimum reliability and
tranquility. You should be the keeper of the clue, imparting it
to those acolytes who aspire to enlightenment. You are also
the BOFH, administering the LART to those impervious to the clue.
In the cited case, a luser wants to compromise the system by
breaking the standards. It is your duty to defend the system
by not pandering to such foolishness. You are not paid to be
popular, you are paid to ensure the reliability of the system.
The simple solution is to educate the luser and impart the clue
that his email address need not be the same as his login name.
Offer him an alias, subject to RFC compliance and whatever
company standards may apply.
Think of this as a full name and a short name.
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