There is no standard but there are guidelines.
1. Don't have usernames which are more than 8 characters in length. I was told
by a Solaris admin ages ago that this'll confuse some tools, but I don't know
if this'll affect any GNU tools or others found on Linux these days.
2. Following from that, you can't have the first.lastname convention. We
implemented that by using aliases but for 800 users that'd be unworkable.
I think you need to look at something a lot more scalable than /etc/passwd for
800 users of course and I'm positive there are ways around that.
On Wednesday 13 November 2002 14:46, adam beecher wrote:
> Greetings lusers,
>> Tell me, is there a "standard" for usernames? I'm setting up a test system
> in here, however I want it to scale as I'll be migrating it to a larger
> system later. On my own machines, I use the first letter of the first name
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