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Re: system users

On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 08:49:12AM +0100, Vincent Bernat wrote:
> Hi!
> ,----[ http://wiki.debian.org/AccountHandlingInMaintainerScripts ]
> | A collision free way to  name system accounts should really be mentioned
> | in Debian policy to stop this uncontrolled growth of different methods.
> `----
> Is it  any progress on  this matter? While  more and more  daemon become
> unprivileged or "privilege separation"-able, we get more and more system
> users.
> On  some  systems  like  OpenBSD,  all those  users  are  starting  with
> underscore to avoid  collision with real users. On  Debian, I have never
> seen  this, even  for packages  that comes  from OpenBSD  (like openntpd
> which uses "ntpd"). Is there some drawbacks with underscore?

That is nice.  We will be able to get reasonable output under ps command
for exim4 too.


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