[shadow] allow dot characters in login name

Arkadiusz Miskiewicz arekm at pld-linux.org
Fri Dec 15 18:41:42 CET 2006

On Friday 15 December 2006 18:31, Jérôme Augé wrote:
> Hi,
> I noticed that I can't create login name containing a '.' (dot)
> character (e.g. firstname.lastname). I stumbled upon this problem when I
> needed to upgrade an older PLD Samba server where accounts where all
> created as firstname.lastname. So, I ended up patching the shadow
> package to allow dot in logins and use it instead of the PLD/ac default
> shadow pkg.
> What about allowing the dot character by default in the shadow package ?

Related question - do we need shadow package at all? There is well maintained 
pwdutils which replaces shadow + has more features.

ps. I don't have single server with shadow.
Arkadiusz Miśkiewicz        PLD/Linux Team
arekm / maven.pl            http://ftp.pld-linux.org/

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