User not really deleted from server?


#1

I made a user ‘dfkt’ on DreamHost’s ‘jezebel’ server.
Then I deleted that user again, accidentally.

Now I want to create that user again, with the same name, but the web-panel tells me that the user is already existing.
But it does not show up in the user-section of the panel.

What can I do to get that user-name again?

Thanks for any help.


#2

I’ve searched around for an answer to this question and seen it asked a couple of times - but I have yet to see any kind of response. I’ve run into the same issue, and it would be nice to get an answer. Why is nobody answering this question?

brad


#3

It says on the link to get to the forums that the support team don’t usually come here.

I think it’s happened because someone else took that user name. I prefix my users with my id and then an underscore and then user name. That way you are pretty much guaranteed the user name.


#4

It’s easy: just mail your problem to dreamhost support, using the web-interface.
They’ll delete the faulty account for you.

I found the answer to my question in the FAQs, by the way…