Case sensitive usernames and sendmail - mystic voodoo
erichsfreebsdlist at alogt.com
Mon May 27 01:09:36 UTC 2013
On Sun, 26 May 2013 18:44:41 -0600
Modulok <modulok at gmail.com> wrote:
> Step1: Make a new user::
> root at localhost# pw useradd foo -m -s /bin/tcsh -h 0
> password for user foo: (secret)
> Step 2: Does sendmail know them::
> root at modunix# sendmail -bv foo at localhost
> foo at localhost... deliverable: mailer local, user foo
> # Good...
> Step 3: Make a new user with uppercase 'B'::
> root at localhost# pw useradd Bar -m -s /bin/tcsh -h 0
> password for user Bar: (secret)
> Step 4: Does sendmail know them::
> root at modunix# sendmail -bv Bar at localhost
> Bar at localhost... User unknown
> Curious, why? I know usernames are case-sensitive, I thought emails
> were too. Without fighting an epic battle with with the sendmail
> configs, is there a simple way to make this work?
> The obvious answer is probably, "usernames should be lowercase!" and
> for new users I'll enforce that policy. For existing users however,
> who may already have lots of case-sensitive usernames in various
> config files, etc this isn't a real option. By just altering their
> usernames I'm afraid I'd break the whole damn universe. How can I
> enable mail for them?
have you read this?
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