Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88549
Invalid example for user name.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:56 EDT
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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open above link.
2. Read section 22.214.171.124. Naming Conventions
Department code followed by user's last name (029smith, 454jones, 191brown,
Nothing. This is not a valid example.
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.
Thank you for your feedback. The necessary changes will appear in a future
edition of this manual.