Bug 135401 - useradd can't create users with period separator first.last
useradd can't create users with period separator first.last
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: shadow-utils (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
David Lawrence
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Blocks: 123571
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Reported: 2004-10-12 11:02 EDT by Charles Tran
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2:4.0.3-32
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Last Closed: 2004-10-13 11:25:33 EDT
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Description Charles Tran 2004-10-12 11:02:39 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET 
CLR 1.1.4322)

Description of problem:
adding users to comply with M$ convention of first.last, user is not 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.useradd first.last

Actual Results:  useradd: invalid user name 

Expected Results:  create user

Additional info:

this worked in AS 2.1
Comment 1 Charles Tran 2004-10-12 11:43:26 EDT
I found a manual work around for this..
create user firstlast
vi /etc/passwd and etc/group
move home dir firstlast >> first.last

verified that first.last does work in AS 2.1
kernel 2.4.9-e.24

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