From: Ronan Waide (waider at domain waider.ie)
Date: Thu 06 Jun 2002 - 22:15:46 IST
On June 6, r.synnott at domain oceanfree.net said:
> I'm setting up Linux clients on an NT domain, using pam_smb and pam_mount.
> Unfortunately the usernames on the domain mostly start with a two digit
> number. Tools like 'useradd' etc. say that usernames starting in numbers are
> invalid, as are unsernames containing appostrophies. However, when added to
> /etc/passwd manually, these seem to work fine, as long as the home directory,
> which is just a mount point anyway in this case, is a valid name. Can doing
> this cause any problems?
> Robert Synnott.
You could always "wash" the name such that useradd & co. are happy
with it, and use the smbusers file to map the Windows name to the
correct washed username.
-- waider at domain waider.ie / Yes, it /is/ very personal of me. AjD says, "if she can handle doing her job in a big crowd of drunks she's got all the credentials necessary to be a project manager in a programming group."
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