Re: [RFC] adding system users: which is the best way??
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- Subject: Re: [RFC] adding system users: which is the best way??
- From: Roland Bauerschmidt <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2003 09:36:51 +0100
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Steve Greenland wrote:
> If you're not going to re-use the ids (a good idea), then you might as
> well leave a username associated with it, so that the admin identify
> *why* it was used.
> My personal opinion and policy is that user ids should never be re-used.
> I realize that on very large networks with many users (possibly
> distributed timewise, like a univesity undergraduate system), this may
> not be possible, but it ought to be true for at least the "system"
That's a good idea. I'll try to add that as an option to adduser.