[Mageia-discuss] Username

Renaud (Ron) Olgiati renaud at olgiati-in-paraguay.org
Tue May 1 23:39:09 CEST 2012

On Tuesday 01 May 2012 16:19 my mailbox was graced by a message from Thomas 
Backlund who wrote:

> > According to IEEE Std 1003.1, 2004 Edition, usernames can be made up of
> > all the characters in the Portable Filename Character Set
> > [A-Z][a-z](0-9].-_
> > Yet userdrake only accepts lower-case letters.
> > Anyone knows why the restriction ?
> Because it's enforced so it works with _any_ auth service that does not
> cope with other than lower-case letters

Are there auth services that do not follow the  IEEE Std 1003.1 standard ?

(and if so should we be using them ? )

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                         and the other is getting it.
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