On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 9:50 PM, Shane Ambler <free...@shaneware.biz> wrote:
> I'm not expecting a reply to this, it was something that come up > discussing building custom kernels. > > Just wondering if someone may be interested in looking at the > possibility of changing username length to a sysctl. > > As the number of people using computers is increasing, it is now > common for web sites/mail servers to use your full email as your > username, keeping that consistent through all username usage doesn't > seem like an unreasonable request. I would expect a username length > sysctl value would only be allowed to be set in the loader.conf at boot > time, similar to zfs.arc_max > > > Over time , I want to generate a FreeBSD live CD/DVD with root/user password entered on boot ( i.e. , no prerecorded passwords ) from a 2D bar code or from a USB stick or from an SD card with sufficiently long length defined in the kernel routines . This feature also may be used for remote logins . Such a long password generated by a program by random character selection from a character alphabet is impossible to estimate . This "password name length" feature may also be considered along side with "user name length" . Mehmet Erol Sanliturk > -------- Forwarded Message -------- > Subject: Re: Custom kernel for NAT and PF ? > Date: Sat, 14 May 2016 13:58:56 +0930 > From: Shane Ambler <free...@shaneware.biz> > To: Doug McIntyre <mer...@geeks.org>, FreeBSD Questions < > freebsd-questi...@freebsd.org> > > On 14/05/2016 04:40, Doug McIntyre wrote: > >> On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 02:04:55PM +0930, Shane Ambler wrote: >> >>> Now you only need to compile a custom kernel if you want to use newer >>>> >>> features. >>> >> ... >> >> Unfortunately, I have two situations where that isn't true. >> >> For the first, I wish that just loading the PPS drivers enabled the >> PPS_SYNC option in the kernel, but it doesn't seem to. (if there is >> a way to enable 'option PPS_SYNC' with a generic kernel I'd like to know, >> but my experients didn't lead me that working. I still have to compile >> the kernel for my GPS connected NTP servers. Which makes me wonder why >> the PPS drivers are a kernel loadable object. >> > > I would report that as a bug and see if it can be improved. > > The second is that the username handling is still limited to 32-bytes, >> which really cramps my logins for ' >> billyjoebobu...@somesillydomainname.com' >> so I have to build a custom kernel with longer usernames patched for >> the systems that need to deal with system logins like that. >> > > While I don't have that issue, it does sound like an old time > limitation that should be considered for rework. Maybe it could be > made into an adjustable sysctl. > > -- > FreeBSD - the place to B...Software Developing > > Shane Ambler > > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" > _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"