[Serusers] register alias

Jiri Kuthan jiri at iptel.org
Sun Feb 29 13:41:53 CET 2004

At 08:02 AM 2/29/2004, Jakob Schlyter wrote:
>>>what needs to be modified so that the users can register using either number or alphanumerical username? I want to be able to use either name or number for registration, and perhaps for authentication too.
>>I do not understand the use scenario.
>all users have addresses like user at example.com. the same user has an alias like 5551234 at example.com (for UAs that cannot handle alphanumerical addresses).
>some UAs will send a REGISTER with a To: of user at example.com, some with a To: of 5551234 at example.com. both REGISTERs needs update the location records of user at example.com. rewriting 5551234 at example.com to user at example.com for INVITE et al can be handled using enum and/or normal alias lookup.
>the authentication user could always be required to be user at example.com, but I guess that should be handled separately.
>I have a feeling this should be handled like a normal alias on REGISTER processing + allowed 3rd party register.

It seems to me the request to be able to register using different names linked to
a primary account removes lot of transparency, which is not good for security
and troubleshooting. If you have a mixed environment of fully-fledged and numbers-only
terminals, you can use numbers by default and have "nice" aliases.


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