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Old 06-21-2005, 05:00 AM   #1
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Add new users


Hi,

I need to add some new users to my linux email server. There is a small problem however, all other systems (MS) on our network have users in the format 00x, 01x, 02x etc etc.

Is there anyway on fedora core 3 that I can add users that begin with a number first to maintain consistency??

Thanks

Darren.
 
Old 06-21-2005, 09:50 PM   #2
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The "sanity check" for names only happens in the shadow
tools for creation of accounts. The way around would be to
create the users manually (by editing /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow).


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Tink
 
Old 06-22-2005, 04:43 AM   #3
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Hi,

Thanks for that, I cant find the /etc/password or /etc/shadow files? could they be anywhere else ??

Thanks

Darren.
 
Old 06-22-2005, 04:46 AM   #4
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oops,

sorry I have found them now, I should learn how to type

thanks

darren.
 
Old 06-22-2005, 04:53 AM   #5
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Heh ;) .. you're most welcome.

Hope you have read
man 5 passwd
and
man 5 shadow
 
Old 06-22-2005, 05:03 AM   #6
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I am just reading through the passwd one now

Thanks again.
 
  


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