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Bug#105364: installer allows user to insert underscores in the hostname

Package: boot-floppies
Version: N/A; reported 2001-07-15
Severity: normal
Tags: woody


I was helping a new user to configure his woody installation, and was
surprised by some "funny" messages from misc. config script. First, I
could find the reason, then I realized that he used an _ underscore in
the hostname. Normally this must not be used, but the installer allowed
him to do so and "hostname" does not complain about "broken" strings, so
the this may be reproduced by newbies, sooner or later. We should
install something to check the entries, IMHO.


-- System Information
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux zombie 2.4.6-pre9 #17 Die Jul 3 15:18:51 CEST 2001 i686
Locale: LANG=de_DE, LC_CTYPE=de_DE

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