Screen command fails with "LoginName too long" error when using long user names.

Solution In Progress - Updated -

Issue

  • Upon using long user names screen command fails with following error:
# su - test12409231093109312098
# screen
LoginName too long - sorry.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • screen-4.0.3-16.el6.x86_64
  • screen-4.1.0 0.19.20120314git3c2946.el7

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