[Pkg-shadow-devel] Allow dots (`.`) in user/group names (#34)

Tomas Mraz tmraz at redhat.com
Thu Sep 15 10:20:17 UTC 2016

On St, 2016-09-14 at 22:54 -0500, Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
> Hm, if we support enabling it through configure that won't suffice?
> Do fedora and debian not support it quite the same way?

The Debian patch severally relaxes the rules - it just disallows some
particular characters.

On the other hand Fedora uses the same approach as the shadow upstream
but allows a little bit more - the '.', and uppercase letters.

We recently got a request to disable the "." and ".." usernames.

Tomas Mraz
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