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Bug#80343: general: Lack of policy on which files should be owned by which user

On Saturday 23 December 2000 09:13, KORN Andras wrote:
> I feel that there exists a general confusion among some Debian developers
> as to what user ids such as 'nobody' should be used for. I suggest that the
> policy be updated with relevant advice.

Nobody should never be used.  If you use nobody then someone else will choose 
to use it for the same reasons and you end up with two programs sharing the 
same UID.  The only solution is to have nothing use it as a matter of policy.

http://www.coker.com.au/bonnie++/     Bonnie++ hard drive benchmark
http://www.coker.com.au/postal/       Postal SMTP/POP benchmark
http://www.coker.com.au/projects.html Projects I am working on
http://www.coker.com.au/~russell/     My home page

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