[TUHS] Of login names
dave at horsfall.org
Sun Jul 17 02:54:37 AEST 2016
Time to start a new thread :-)
Back when Unix was really Unix and dinosaurs strode the earth, login names
were restricted to just 8 characters, so you had to be inventive when
signing up lots of students every term (ObUS: semester).
A wonderful Japanese girl, Eriko Kinoshita, applied for an account on some
box somewhere. Did I mention that login names defaulted to the first 8
characters of the surname?
Understandably annoyed, Plan B for assigning logins was applied, which was
the first name followed by the first letter of the surname.
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU) "Those who don't understand security will suffer."
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