Bug 106701 - Uppercase characters not allowed in passwd and group
Uppercase characters not allowed in passwd and group
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 89677
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: shadow-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-10-09 14:32 EDT by Fernando Schapachnik
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:58 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:59:02 EST
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Description Fernando Schapachnik 2003-10-09 14:32:00 EDT
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Description of problem:
Uppercase characters are not allowed in /etc/passwd and /etc/group (more to the
point: they are rejected by {user,group}{add,mod}.

The problem lies in:

chkname.c:22 -> good_name

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.useradd JOE

Actual Results:  invalid user name 'JOE'

Expected Results:  Ok

Additional info:

Uppercase usernames/groups are needed for Samba.
Comment 1 Milan Kerslager 2003-10-23 00:45:36 EDT
Capital letters breaks at least sendmail, see other bugs for comments.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 89677 ***
Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:59:02 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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