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Re: Opinions on operator's home directory?

On Tue, Jan 20, 2004 at 01:29:22AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 15, 2004 at 08:38:35AM -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > Using / makes it it problematic to actually use the account for anything
> > (which, as noted above, doesn't seem to be a problem in Debian at the
> > moment).
> That I don't see; if it's only there to run dumps then it probably doesn't
> need a writable home directory. Still, if it's useless ...

If it's going to run dumps, it is likely to at least need some
authentication data such as ~/.ssh, which (at least in the case of ssh)
requires that it own its home directory.

At any rate, I agree that it can be dropped entirely.

 - mdz

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