Bug 112334 - cant put a . in user name, useradd is not a component!
cant put a . in user name, useradd is not a component!
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-12-17 17:11 EST by rich adams
Modified: 2007-04-18 13:00 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:41:45 EDT
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Description rich adams 2003-12-17 17:11:46 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)

Description of problem:
cant put in my user name rich.adams

Worked find in red hat 8 and before. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.adduser rich.adams
2.useradd rich.adams

Actual Results:  useradd: invalid user name 'rich.adams'

Expected Results:  the user rich.adams is added to the password and 
group and shadow files and works from a login....

Additional info:

there are 874 hits in google search on the topic "invalid user name" 
& linux
Comment 2 rich adams 2003-12-17 17:18:49 EST
having a . or : in chown has nothing to do with solving the original 
question from Robin Green!
Comment 3 rich adams 2003-12-17 18:37:15 EST
Also is doesnt work to use a capitol letter or some other punctuation 
marks such as @ like we all are getting used to use in our dsl 
usernames such as w8mfd@dayton.net
Comment 4 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:41:45 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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