Ambassador Aliases

Oliver Falk oliver at
Mon Apr 30 19:13:23 UTC 2007

Mike McGrath schrieb:
> So the firstname.lastname removal has been done and went fairly well 
> with one exception.  Many of the ambassadors use firstname.lastname 
> when dealing with other people.  They like a good, professional 
> looking email address.  Unfortunately, not everyone thinks of this 
> when they're creating their account name and trying to be an 
> ambassador with fluffyone23 at may cause issues.
> I've added a few exceptions but I really don't want our group 
> maintaining this list.  We're not in the business of user 
> administration, that always gets delegated to the specific group 
> owners/admins.  This puts us in an awkward position because of the 
> sensitive nature of the alises file we can't just let everyone edit 
> this file.  Here's what I'd like to propose:
> Thomas Chung has offered to maintain this list for the ambassadors.  
> Since its a manual intervention we're not as open to attack/collisions 
> as we were when it was automated.  We'll continue to use CVS so we get 
> notifications when a change goes out.  Additionally I've given the 
> following guidelines to Thomas should we chose to go this route:
> * All alises for the ambassadors must be firstname.lastname at fp.o
> * Exceptions are made by Thomas Chung for the ambassadors only.  He 
> has the final say as to whether someone is eligible for the alias
> * Careful precautions must be made to not cause collisions. (This 
> would include looking out for suspicious aliases like 
> senior.admin at
> Does anyone have any issues / concerns with this?

No. It's fine; If you have some 'strange looking' login/account-name 
like the fluffyone23 you mentioned, it's better to go with 
FirstName.LastName at fp.o. For me oliver at fp.o is fine. :-)


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