This technote makes it sound like it is not a good idea.
When running ls -l in a PASE environment, users might see numbers in the
place of the object owner user profile. This is because the user profile is
greater than 8 characters. A circumvention for the problem is to set the
following environment variable:
This option only enables the command ls -l to display the first 8
characters of the user ID, not the full user ID.
Setting this environment variable can have unexpected results in other
application and runtime code, particularly in code that assumes the User ID
will be no greater than 8 characters.
On Sep 22, 2009 5:08pm, Walt Madden <walterross@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Jon Paris wrote:
> I was trying to use an SSH connection with a 10 character user id and
> it refused to connect claiming invalid ID/password.
> It turns out (and many of you may know this already) that the user Id
> for SSH can only be 8 characters max as stated here:
I suspect that sshd may allow userid's > 8 characters if you set the
environment variable PASE_USRGRP_LIMITED=N in the process where you start
IBM i software development
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