Subject: Re: bin/23922: useradd(8) isn't useful to add machine account for
To: None <email@example.com, netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.ORG,>
From: Takahiro Kambe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/30/2003 10:24:28
In message <m1Ab6Kc-0003NhC@proven.weird.com>
on Mon, 29 Dec 2003 17:57:50 -0500 (EST),
"Greg A. Woods" <email@example.com> wrote:
> At most it might be OK to add an option to useradd(8) that would allow
> the addition of a username with a trailing dollar sign.
Yes, I think this is better solution.
> Better though would be to fix Samba. A trailing underscore or hyphen or
> some similar non-special character would be much safer for computer
I don't know the exact reason that Samba use trailing '$' for computer
account but I guess Samba select explicitly special chracter to
avoid name collision. And I don't think it's easy to change Samba's
Takahiro Kambe <firstname.lastname@example.org>