Adding users with first.last name
msalists at gmx.net
Tue Sep 7 22:34:06 UTC 2004
You can use user IDs with moer than 8 characters, I guess there is a maximum
length, but I don't know what it is. Your problem is most likely that dots
are invalid characters for a user ID. You could simply use underscores
The dot in the email address in the form of first.last at domain.com is usually
done using alias or virtualuser features of the mailserver application.
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf Of Richard E Miles
> Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2004 3:15 PM
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> Subject: Re: Adding users with first.last name
> > Hope this is the right list :)
> > I'm using Fedora Core 2, updated.
> > Is it possible to add users to the system using a first.last name
> > form? I get an error when attempting it: ' useradd: invalid
> user name
> > 'john.doe'. I have to add about 800 names to a mail server and
> > shortened versions would have duplicates, I have an older RH 8.0
> > server that I've been able to add users with this user name
> form, but
> > I couldn't see any difference with any config that would allow it.
> > Thanks for any advice
> I believe that user names cannot exceed 8 characters. That
> would probably
> include most first name last name entries.
> Richard E Miles
> Federal Way WA.
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