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Re: Adding a user with a dot (.) in his name: How?

On Tue, 30 Sep 2003 00:48:41 +0100, 
"Karsten M. Self" <kmself@ix.netcom.com> wrote in message 

> on Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 09:58:38PM +0200, Andreas Schildbach
> (andreas@schildbach.de) wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> > 
> > For compatibility reasons, I need to add a user with a dot (.) in
> > his name. "adduser" does not allow this, even if I invoke it with
> > the parameter "--force-badname".
> The '.' character is used as a delimiter between username and group.
> I'd recommend you not do this.  There are means of creating
> conformance mappings between userids on various systems, I'd
> suggestion you look
> into these.

..excellent.  Urls to RFC etc to ram down idiot isp throats?

..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;-)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.

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