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Re: SPF - exim4 + debian.org

* Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu) wrote:
> Bear in mind that there are people like me who are trying to deploy Debian
> as the operating system for public login clusters, where we have no way of
> retroactively deciding that some username isn't okay because it conflicts
> with a system user.  The standard stuff (sys, bin, etc.) has been reserved
> long-back, but we certainly haven't reserved every name that matches a
> Debian package name.

Uh, no where *near* every Debian package needs it's own username.  There
are a few here and there which do outside of the 'standard' stuff
(mysql, sshd, identd, postgres, smmsp) but not all that many really.
Have you actually run into a problem with these names to date?  I
appriciate your concern but the only package I know of to do this
nastiness is exim, it would seem likely to me that if this was really a
common occurance that there'd be examples and bug reports about it.


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