What should the home directory for machines be?
simo.sorce at xsec.it
Wed Jan 21 09:56:02 GMT 2004
Thinking twice, probably it is better to detect the accunt type and set
the home dir to somthing like /tmp or /dev/null for machines, I see no
resons for a machine to have a home directory.
On Tue, 2004-01-20 at 22:44, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> I recently fixed the bug (reversed the design decision) that caused
> winbindd to skip all machine accounts, when listing users. This is
> because machines use kerberos to establish CIFS connections.
> The only issue I wanted to check with the list, before we throw 3.0.2
> out the door is this:
> What should the home directory be?
> Should it be (assuming a template of /home/%D/%U):
> Or can/should we live with the current implementation of
> The problem is, our current string_sub code always replaces a $ with a
> _, for security. I would argue that this is a wise choice, as having $
> in on-disk filenames is going to bite somebody one day, but I wanted to
> get the list's opinion.
> Andrew Bartlett
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