|My securty group, (Who haven't a clue how to spell unix), are trying
|to force us to use mixed case account names on our Sun systems. This
|goes against everything I've ever done in my past 12 years as a unix
|sysadmin (Solaris, HP, AIX, SCO, Tru64).
|Does anyone have any suggestions to support my case against it, other
|than it's just the way things are done?
If you have older Unix systems (like Solaris before 2.6), logging in
to an account name starting with an uppercase letter may cause the
system to assume you're on an archaic terminal with no lower case
characters and do bizarre things in response.
http://www.csua.berkeley.edu/~alanc/ * http://blogs.sun.com/alanc/
Working for, but definitely not speaking for, Sun Microsystems, Inc.