Periods in userids

Rich F. Ronston mac4rfr at
Wed Sep 20 15:44:26 EDT 2000

I have a question about the acceptable syntax of userids in the sudoers file. 
We use NIS and our userid convention is first.lastname. When I enter a
userid that conforms to this standard in the sudoers file,
write and quit, it chokes and throws a syntax error for that line. I tried
the escape sequence/delimiters, but to no avail. Anyone have experience with this or a recommendation?
Thanks for your help

We are running version 1.5.4p1

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