cvs commit: src/etc group master.passwd
wb at freebie.xs4all.nl
Mon Jun 6 22:26:33 GMT 2005
On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 03:04:46PM -0700, Darren Pilgrim wrote..
> From: Wilko Bulte [mailto:wb at freebie.xs4all.nl]
> > On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 02:45:34PM -0700, Darren Pilgrim wrote..
> > > From: Dag-Erling Smørgrav
> > > > Brooks Davis <brooks at FreeBSD.org> writes:
> > > > > Log:
> > > > > Add _dhcp user/group as required by the OpenBSD dhclient.
> > > >
> > > > What is the point of the underscore in _dhcp and _pflogd?
> > >
> > > It's a convention used for system UIDs to prevent namespace collisions
> > > user accounts.
> > Then it is not really all to consistently used (politely speaking)
> > looking at what by default lives in /etc/passwd as system UIDs...
> If you look at the FreeBSD /etc/passwd, sure, but this is an OpenBSD
> convention. Looking at the OpenBSD src/etc/master.passwd, it's very
Ah, OK, I appreciate cultural differences are in place here.
>  http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/src/etc/master.passwd
> <OT, EOT or off-list, thanks>
Not too OT I think, interesting learning experience here.
Wilko Bulte wilko at FreeBSD.org
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