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RE: local user capitalization problem.
On Mon, 21 Jan 2002, Crispin Bivans wrote:
> A possible workaround for your situation would be to create a 2nd user with
> the same unix UID in a lowercase version.. It would be a bit of deception
> that may 'work' while still allowing those users to use their Mixed case
> user. Some unix commands may return the lowercase name (it'd have to be
> tested) but definitely the 'forward' lookups on username to uid should work.
I'm not sure how our popper would react to this. Plus, there are ~200 bash
scripts that modify the password file to do all the account processing.
Finding them all would be a lifes work. (Well, maybe not 200, but you get
my point. Hey, I didn't write the system.)
> But in general the much easier thing would be to eliminate those mixed case
That's about 100 emails I would rather not send out.
Our current version (2.99.50-s19) does all this perfectally fine, so I
figured it was just a hidden configuration variable that I missed
somewhere. This is starting to look like a source code modification. Fun.
Chebucto Community Net
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andy Poling [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 11:51 AM
> To: Johnathan Thibodeau
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: local user capitalization problem.
> On Mon, 21 Jan 2002, Johnathan Thibodeau wrote:
> > Now, it would be nice if all our users had lower case
> names, but sadly we
> > let them choose their own name on occasion. And despite
> any persuasion to
> > so otherwise, they sometime choose a name with capital
> Just say no. You'll have no end of headaches.
> Email addresses are (practically-speaking) case-insensitive,
> and you cannot
> easily deal with that if your usernames are mixed case.
> Force them all to all lower-case, and eliminate future
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