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Date:      Thu, 14 Apr 2011 16:53:15 -0500
From:      Ryan Coleman <ryan.coleman@cwis.biz>
To:        Chuck Swiger <cswiger@mac.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Extending pw(8) username limit
Message-ID:  <75F447FF-A438-4A03-925F-7BE148311252@cwis.biz>
In-Reply-To: <77C43A57-8CB3-463F-8B91-2094A37CF4F3@mac.com>
References:  <0A2B2795-F241-4759-9DFD-37146AB3AB6D@cwis.biz> <77C43A57-8CB3-463F-8B91-2094A37CF4F3@mac.com>

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I already run 10 domains worth of emails here, I would prefer to avoid =
adding anything that will screw with already functioning accounts...

But maybe there's an option on Dovecot to reroute specific username =
requests to masquerade that... I'll check that out tomorrow.

Thanks.

On Apr 14, 2011, at 4:49 PM, Chuck Swiger wrote:

> On Apr 14, 2011, at 2:20 PM, Ryan Coleman wrote:
>> I have a special situation where I'd like to do either =
first.last_somedomain.com or first.last@somedomain.com but the former is =
rejected due to length and the latter due to the "@" by pw(8).
>>=20
>> How do I extend this from 16 chars to 32 or 64? I have been finding =
it difficult to find explicit details on this.
>=20
>> =46rom prior experience, your users are going to loathe ("hate" isn't =
strong enough) 16+ character usernames.
>=20
> If the problem is that you want to setup email aliases mapping (eg) =
charles.swiger, charles_swiger, chuck.swiger, etc, etc to cswiger, the =
mail aliases file supports that just fine.  And if you want to support =
users in multiple domains, the /etc/passwd database is just not the =
place to do it.  Consider SASL, LDAP, or even NIS+; and SASL in =
particular integrates very smoothly with multi-domain email via Cyrus, =
Dovecot, etc.
>=20
> Regards,
> --=20
> -Chuck
>=20
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