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Bug#495628: general: setting system users' homes in their data directory slower security scanning

On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 1:21 AM, alex bodnaru <alexbodn@012.net.il> wrote:
> Package: general
> Severity: normal
> putting the home directory of users like postgres or especially backuppc
> in their data directory makes routine scans of tiger over the homes directory
> for user related suspect files work significantly slower.

I'm not sure what tiger is...

> there is no reason to scan those directories, since they contain structured
> data only, but only accidental logins of those users may bring bad thing here,
> and this should be the second reason not to set their homedirs here.

... but logins for these users are disabled by default, and even if
they weren't, adding random dotfiles ought not to break anything
badly, surely?

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