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Re: Namespace for system users




Oh, at first I thought you meant sysusers.d, but the DynamicUsers feature is useful only for really simple daemons with little interactions to the rest of the system and few state files.

One size doesn’t fit all and for daemons like cyrus-imapd (or other imap daemons) that need 770 on sockets and have zillion files in the spool, it would not play well with changing users at every start.

Ondrej 
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Ondřej Surý <ondrej@xxxxxxxx>

> On 10 Feb 2019, at 10:28, Scott Leggett <scott@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
>> On 2019-02-10.09:08, Ondřej Surý wrote:
>> This is fairly easy to be scripted (same as with tmpfiles).
>> 
>> I would like to see this adopted, but I am not sure how that solves the namespace problem.
>> 
> 
> Well the point is that the need to create system users can be avoided
> entirely by running services using only dynamic UIDs.
> 
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> Regards,
> Scott Leggett.