Bug 88549 - Invalid example for user name.
Summary: Invalid example for user name.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhl-sap
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ed Bailey
QA Contact: Tammy Fox
URL: http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/li...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-10 20:24 UTC by Michael Motal
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-13 18:24:49 UTC

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Description Michael Motal 2003-04-10 20:24:39 UTC
Description of problem:
Per the useradd man page for RH9, user names cannot begin with a number.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open above link.
2. Read section Naming Conventions

Actual results:
Department code followed by user's last name (029smith, 454jones, 191brown, 

Expected results:
Nothing. This is not a valid example.

Additional info:
The naming convention change to disallow numbers as user ids or characters in 
user ids renders RH9 a non-viable option for deploying to the desktop company 
wide. We live in a world ruled by MS with MS or Novell login ids. We will NOT 
be creating new ones just for the use of RH.

Comment 1 Ed Bailey 2003-05-13 18:24:49 UTC
Thank you for your feedback.  The necessary changes will appear in a future
edition of this manual.

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