[CentOS] How to create user with period (.)
webmaster at ew3d.com
Fri Mar 3 03:00:00 UTC 2006
Benjamin Smith wrote:
> Why would you feel you *need* a username with a dot in it?
Well, for me... I also use Webmin and it sort of suggests/defaults to
this process for virtualhost. And a practice of this sort can be a good
thing. Sometimes in certain situations underscores can't be seen whereas
dots can, like http://my_site.com vs. http://my site.com in some
Anyway, in a virtual hosting environment, the last thing you want to do
is make the mistake of assigning anyone a username such as info, games,
webmaster, postmaster, accounting and so on because if you do, they'll
get all mail to info destined for any domain on the machine which does
not have a info@ address. So, defaulting to info.domain as the user name
is easy to read and easy to remember and we admins need everything to be
as clear and as easy to remember as possible for our multitudes of
'forgetful' <oh it was hard to be that kind> users.
Dots work well, but likely some other char would work as well. I just
haven't considered all the possibilities.
And, you can set what you want to use or to not use anything in Webmin..
so it's not really anything but what the author thought was a good idea.
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