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Re: SPF - exim4 + debian.org

On Sat, Jul 24, 2004 at 01:13:00PM -0400, Stephen Frost wrote:
> * Wouter Verhelst (wouter@grep.be) wrote:
> > 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
> > friends.
> Not to mention that, sorry, it's just fucking ugly to have a username by
> 'Debian-exim'.  It doesn't seem to make a damn but of sense either, has
> anyone got any justification for this ugliness?

The rationale is "avoid namespace pollution". Which is silly; the
namespace is flat, no matter what. IMHO, anyone using a user name of
"exim" while installing the "exim" package and still expecting things to
work is as silly as someone creating a user name of "root" along the
"normal" root user name and still expecting things to work correctly.

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