Subject: Re: /etc/default
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
Date: 07/26/1995 07:15:32
> but it isn't hard to make the other databases also understand a + in
> them. or, as i've suggested many times before, @ for hesiod.
This makes me uneasy. My reaction is "what if you want + or @ in a
username?", which seems unlikely. But I've found good uses for
unlikely-sounding things often enough that I'm not willing to enshrine
as dogma that there is no use for them.
It also raises the spectre of running out of special characters. + for
yp, @ for hesiod, and : is taken for other uses...it isn't going to
take very many more distributed databases before we start having to
look hard for special characters to use. Perhaps we need another field
in master.passwd? :-7