[shadow] allow dot characters in login name

Jakub Bogusz qboosh at pld-linux.org
Fri Dec 15 18:57:04 CET 2006

On Fri, Dec 15, 2006 at 06:31:56PM +0100, 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 ?

IIRC we did a research some time ago and dot should be allowed.
But nobody cared to make a patch with this change (actually revert of
upstream change which disallowed using dot).

Well, you can use pwdutils instead of shadow, like many PLD users do.

Jakub Bogusz    http://qboosh.pl/

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