[sclug] Can't able to create user with DOTS?

James Beckett sclug at hackery.net
Tue Mar 1 17:16:58 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-03-01 at 15:38, Navneet wrote:
>    I can't able to create users having decimal point(s) in their name.
> i.e navneet.kc
> Notice: decimal point between navneet & kc.

That's right, you can't.

You can, however, create email aliases with dots in, so that people can
mail you at addresses like that - /etc/aliases is where these mappings
generally live. e.g. if you local user is "navneet", add a line like

navneet.kc: navneet

(remember to run "newaliases" after editing)

Then you can be emailed as navneet.kc at your.domain

James Beckett <jmb at hackery.net>

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