[CentOS] Username with dots

Tue Feb 14 01:11:37 UTC 2006
Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com>

On 2/13/06, Cleber P. de Souza <cleberps at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> There is a way to allow usernames with dots like firstname.lastname.
> On Red hat 7.3 it was possible, but after Fedora 1 it was blocked. How
> this could be changed?

We did this once on the mailing list already. It started in Dec 2005
-> http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2005-December/thread.html 
and spilled over into Jan 2006 ->

Have a read.

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