User names in FC2

Jeremy Brown jeremy at
Wed Jun 23 18:46:51 UTC 2004

Michael Gargiullo wrote:

>While email addresses can contain periods and underscores.  Usernames
>cannot.  This changed after RH8 or 9.  The Shadow Utilites package
>underwent changes.  I know there are hacked shadow-util packages that
>allow the periods in usernames under fedora, I wouldn't recommend them.

You can circumvent this as well by storing your user database in some 
other location, like an LDAP server.


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