Anyone had a similar problem to the one we are having:
We have just implemented Openssh (v3.9p1) on a Solaris 8 box and have user
names greater than 8 characters. When the password expires we get the
following error at login:

ssh sol8box
abcdefghijkl@sol8box's password:
Last login: Mon Jun 12 14:20:06 2006 from xxxx.xxx.xx
Sun Microsystems Inc. SunOS 5.8 Generic Patch October 2001
WARNING: Your password has expired.
You must change your password now and login again!
passwd: Changing password for abcdefgh
passwd(SYSTEM): abcdefgh does not exist
Permission denied
Connection to sol8box closed.

Have tried Sun support but they say that user names greater than 8
characters are not supported in Solaris. From Solaris 9 ssh comes bundled
in and the problem does not occur. We have the same problem on Solaris 2.6
and 2.7 boxes.

Any help would be appreciated.


Colum Scriven

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