adduser problem

adduser problem

Post by Michael Vi » Mon, 28 Jul 2003 06:42:00

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

Don't know the specific restrictions of Linux (Shutup, Don!), but the
"standard" UNIX username is 8 alphanumeric characters with no periods,
comas, or underscores. Same with passwords. So, try it again with a
shorter, more standard name.

If you want a more informational name when you send mail, create a mail
alias (man aliases).

DeeDee, don't press that button! DeeDee! NO! Dee...

adduser problem

Post by davehin » Mon, 28 Jul 2003 22:01:26

sangeetha < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > pressed random keys until the following was produced:

(side note: you'll get a *** response from our resident troll;
you can safely ignore him)

The process adduser, is reporting the contition of "invalid user name",
in the name you gave it "sangeetha.b".

Don't put invalid characters in usernames and you'll be set. A dot is,
apparently, one of them. The intent of a username is to be the name
of the user, or a shortened version of it. sangeetha2 would probably
work, in your case.

Hope this helps,
Dave Hinz