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Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2017 09:03:11 +0200
From: Martin Steigerwald <>
Subject: Re: systemd fails to parse user that should run service

Jeffrey Walton - 05.07.17, 22:12:
> > systemd is not the one coming up with the restrictions on user names,
> > and while some distributions are less restrictive, many do enforce the
> > same restrictions as we do. In order to make systemd unit files
> > portable between systems we'll hence enforce something that
> > resembles more the universally accepted set, rather than accept the
> > most liberal set possible.
> systemd is effectively setting policy where it has no business doing so.

I have seen this… and the "not-a-bug" approach with Systemd upstream 
developers quite often meanwhile. I think this arrogant "we know better than 
you" attitude is poisonous to security… and to collaboration in the free 
software world in general.


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