[shadow] allow dot characters in login name
ankry at green.mif.pg.gda.pl
Fri Dec 15 20:56:42 CET 2006
Arkadiusz Miskiewicz wrote:
> 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.
Do you have sg binary in pwdutils or any replacement ?
Andrzej M. Krzysztofowicz ankry at mif.pg.gda.pl
phone (48)(58) 347 14 61
Faculty of Applied Phys. & Math., Gdansk University of Technology
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