On 21/12/2010 12:23, Christer Solskogen wrote:
On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 12:06 PM, krad<kra...@gmail.com>  wrote:
i'd stay away from characters like that. It should be ok in theory to use
but in my experience it is more likely to cause problems in the future

There's no problem of having a dash in a hostname, so why should it be
in a jailname?

Well, the immediate reason here is this:


A word consisting solely of letters, numbers, and underscores, and beginning with a letter or underscore. Names are used as shell variable and function names. Also referred to as an identifier.

(ignoring that /bin/sh is not bash but the syntax is the same for this purpose).

/etc/rc.conf is basically a shell script containing only variable assignments.

I think you actually *could* have jails with arbitrary names (including international / utf-8 if you're not worried about formatting much) but only if you are going to manage them manually, not with /etc/rc.conf.

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