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"Digits" user names in HP-UX 11i ??

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Cray
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"Digits" user names in HP-UX 11i ??

Can HP-UX 11i allow to set user names only with digits? ex: 1332234

ps. What is the rule of user naming on HP-UX 11i?
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Torsten.
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Re: "Digits" user names in HP-UX 11i ??

A search will deliver many threads about this. Short answer: No, usernames must not begin with digits.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Cray
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Re: "Digits" user names in HP-UX 11i ??

Torsten, Thank you!! You give a helpful hint!

About the rule of user names (logins) is written in passwd(4), not passwd(1).

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The login name must begin with an alpha character and may only contain alphanumeric and underscore characters. If the login directory is null, the user will be placed in / by default. If the login shell is null, /usr/bin/sh is used.
...(FYR)
Duncan Edmonstone
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Re: "Digits" user names in HP-UX 11i ??

You can have numeric user IDs on HP-UX11iv3...

See the product that can be downloaded here:

http://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=NumericUserGroup

HTH

Duncan

HTH

Duncan
Cray
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Re: "Digits" user names in HP-UX 11i ??

Thx