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reserved user account names

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jeremia, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. Jeremia

    Jeremia Member

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    With the WHM version 10 (and possibly before) the name test* is reserved by WHM.
    When using an automatic account creation application such as WHMAP, if a user wants the domain testertech.com (or anything starting with test) the account will not be created.

    I am interested to find out the complete list of reserved names. I have heard there are more than just test*.

    I am also interested to hear if this has caused problems for admins and how they deal with it.

    I would like to develop a solution that would change the name "on the fly" to something acceptable to WHM, so my accounts will be created automatically without error. I would need to know all the reserved names to do this properly.

    Maybe in real life the incidents of this happening are so low that manual account creation is not a problem for most.
     
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    PWSowner Well-Known Member

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    I just checked the wwwacct script and test is the only reserved word.

    Here are the current limits:
    can not begin with test
    can not begin with a number or .
    can not contain - or _
    can not be more than 8 characters
     
  3. Jeremia

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    Thanks for your help!
     
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