[off topic] - usernames with special chracters

Miguel Koren O'Brien de Lacy miguelk at konsultex.com.br
Thu Jan 3 13:19:54 GMT 2008

Thanks. Yes, I am using sendmail (FC7 basic installation), so I ĺl
substitute @ for another character.


Anthony Cartmell escreveu:
>> Today I also have an off topic question and I'm sure someone on this
>> list knows about this. On Fedora Core 7 I now have several domains and I
>> need to have users with user names like "name at domain.com".
> Hmmmm... sounds like sendmail?
>> Since I could not create the users I
>> was not able to test but I assume that the virtusertable will let me map
>> "name at domain.com" to something like "name at domain.com@localhost".
> If you're using standard sendmail, then no, it won't. Any string
> containing an "@" on the RHS of virtusertable is deemed to be an
> e-mail address, not a username.
>> I'm sure that there are other ways to set up a system for accepcting
>> usernames like this but for several reasons on this server it would be
>> the easiest solution for me. Does anyone know if it is in fact possible
>> to have Fedora use usernames in this format and if so what needs to be
>> configured?
> What mailer are you using? If it's sendmail then you can't have "@" in
> the username, even though you can for the unix user. You'll need to
> substitute something like "_" for the "@" for your sendmail account
> names.
> You might need to investigate other mailers that handle virtual users
> differently, if you want to keep "@" as a valid mail account character.
> Hope this helps,
> Anthony
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