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Old 10-14-2005, 09:19 AM   #1
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Limited to 8 character logins?

New to SUSE...

Here is part of our login script...

map root h:=%HOME_DIRECTORY

Only user logins with more than 8 characters fail to map their home drives.

The script is running OK, b/c they map other drives, and users with 8 or less can map fine. However 8+, they just fail to map to their home. All permissions are OK. The directory is there and has the same spelling on the server (ownership is fine, too). There was no error when creating the home drives either.

Any help would be appreciated.

Old 10-15-2005, 06:25 PM   #2
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Looks like it's some sort of password encryption problem. I can't remember which one it was (Blowfish or DES), but one encryption method only allowed passwords with 8 characters or less.
Old 10-15-2005, 07:57 PM   #3
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I think he's talking about Novell(as in eDirectory/Netware) login scripts. I'm not that experienced with Novell, but I had users with more than eight characters in their usernames and their drives can be mounted with the login script. The login script I use is:

map R:=SYS:homes\%CN
I'm running eDir on Netware OES, so you would obviously need to change the path to whatever it would be on Linux. And I don't think that script would work if your user's home directories were not the same as their username or if all of their home directories weren't in the same directory on the server.

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Old 12-12-2005, 09:02 AM   #4
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You got it. We finally figured it out after I posted to Novell Support.

Here is ours:

map root h:\\servername\HOME\faculty\%CN

servername is the server,
HOME is the volume in the DATA Pool,
faculty is the directory that stores all of the users' home drives,
and %CN maps the usernames (including usernames that have over 8 characters)
NO_DEFAULT explains not to use the default script.

Thanks Folks!


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