Re: Allowing @ in user names?
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> you write:
>On 10/7/06, Marc Haber <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Is there any potential breakage to allow adduser --force-badname to
>> create accounts with @ in user names?
>The only thing that immediately comes to mind is that of a MTA that
>has to deliver mail for this user. For example, when cron runs a job
>and needs to send the output to the owner of the cronjob, there will
>be some ambiguity as to whether the part after the @ is part of the
>username or in fact a domain name. This is especially true when
>setting MAILTO in a crontab.
Ditto tools like ssh, where @ is assumed to be a separator between
local part and machine name.
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.