Novell Logon Login Windows 2000 2k Issue. Novell not understanding a . in the name.

To make a long story short.

Our windows 2000 domain uses firstname.lastname (ie. john.doe)
On our Netware side we use First Initial and last name (ie. jdoe)
We also create an alias in Netware Firstname_Lastname (ie john_Doe)

We have to use the _ in Firstname_Lastname because of certain reasons.  We would love it if Novell could recognize Firstname.Lastname so the names between Novell NDS and WIN2k AD matched.

Is this possible?  Is there a setting?  Thanks ahead of time.
ShenookAsked:
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mothchickCommented:
I don't think it's possible for Novell to recognize firstname.lastname because of Novell's use of the . in a fully distinguished name such as .user.ou.organization

Unfortunately the only other option would be to consider changing the Windows usernames to reflect the acceptable Novell name. Maybe firstnamelastname all toghether?
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ShenookAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  I asked a few other engineers also and they concur.  You were correct so awarded points.  
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