ldm strip spaces from username
gmccullagh at gmail.com
Fri May 11 08:59:55 UTC 2007
On Thu, 26 Apr 2007, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> While it might be advisable to have ldm strip leading and trailing
> whitespace from the username, users should probably also be trained to
> hit "safe" keys (such as shift) to wake up a machine.
I agree, in principal. However, I really don't have time or opportunity to
carry out this education. I guess there might be something to be said for
them learning not to hit spacebar by making this mistake repeatedly but it
appears to me that they aren't.
I would compare this to warning users about caps lock key being on. It
just saves support people time. Maybe a "spaces are not allowed in
usernames" or "the username [ xxxxx] is illegal" warning might be a
I understand ldm is soon to give better feedback as to why logins failed.
ssh doesn't tell a client about this kind of thing though.
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