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Re: RFC: Removal of user/groups

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On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 18:22, Jonas Meurer  wrote:
> On 11/07/2008 Carl Fürstenberg wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 17:25, Stephen Gran  wrote:
>> >
>> > I think it would be helpful to use the previous 400 discussions of the
>> > same topic as a starting point, and only bring it up again if there are
>> > new arguments.
>> Have problem finding such discussion. Do you have any references to
>> any discussion made the last two years?
> http://wiki.debian.org/AccountHandlingInMaintainerScripts might be
> helpful.
> greetings,
>  jonas

Thanks Jonas, interesting paper, though it points out problems, it
doesn't discuss any options to handle the problem, except the adduser
is not essential problem.

I was thinking of the reusability problem, and came up with the following:
When an user/group is removed, it's placed in quarantine. That ID
isn't used unless the same user/group is recreated, or that all other
possible ID:s is exhausted. For most of the time, that would prevent
an ID to be used for an other user/group.

- --
/Carl Fürstenberg

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