[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] Snort UID / GID

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 17:32:02 EDT 2008

On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 3:27 PM, Arvid Ephraim Picciani
<aep at ibcsolutions.de> wrote:
> On Friday 18 July 2008 10:46:17 RedShift wrote:
>> > I don't see why people have such an issue with creating UIDs/GIDs out
>> > of the box. I don't have a problem with it, as long as we don't do it
>> > on every flippin package under the sun. Is it possible to use 'nobody'
>> > for snort, or is there a security risk there too?
>> What if I want to run snort under for example "security_user". Now I have a
>> cluttered passwd file due to the post-install script. And if I manually
>> remove the snort user, the pre-remove will probably error out too.
>> Glenn
> What about just giving up this useless discussion with people who don't even
> agree on the base concept?
> - They like the out of the box experience.
> - They disrespect the upstream.
> - They disrespect their own policies.
> - They assume every user is a retard.
> - They don't maintain production servers.
> - This shit is continuing silently without notice anyway.
> I strongly believe that keeping the heat up here, just blocks arch from
> getting more "new" users and devs, which is what they obviously want, and at
> the same time doesn't really help us having working machines. I suggest doing
> what has to be done: fork. We need to unpatch packages localy anyway in order
> to make them work, so i suggest just uploading those packages to a common
> repo.

Woah... you need a tissue?

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