[Mageia-discuss] Feature request: uppercase letters in user names

Buchan Milne bgmilne at staff.telkomsa.net
Wed Dec 14 16:27:02 CET 2011

On Wednesday, 14 December 2011 16:04:39 Renaud (Ron) Olgiati wrote:
> On Wednesday 14 Dec 2011 09:39 my mailbox was graced by a message from
> Buchan
> Milne who wrote:
> > > So my feature request would be to support uppercase letters in
> > > usernames,
> > 
> > Can you explain why you would want this?
> Why not ? Is not Linux about freedom of choice ?
> And since the system accepts upper case in user names, why restrict them at
> the mcc/userdrake level ?

Because it may not be the best choice for the user, and limit their choices 
going forward.

So, if you create the users TEST, test, Test, teSt, and later decide you want 
to migrate them to LDAP or Samba4, which one do you want to keep?

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