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Re: SPF - exim4 + debian.org

On Sat, Jul 24, 2004 at 02:48:21PM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 24, 2004 at 02:05:35PM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> > [Andrew Suffield]
> > > Which does not include Debian. Can't see how that's relevant.
> > 
> > It is relevant in settings where debian is in an environment with
> > other operating systems which do have this limitation
> > (interoperability), and in such environment it is smart to stick to
> > the features that work on all operating systems for consistency.
> This implies that you're using some external system for your
> passwd/group/shadow backends and therefore the behaviour of the local
> adduser is not very interesting.

Not necessarily. The Debian system could be a NIS master; and the
default setup of the NIS packages in Debian is to use /etc/passwd and

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