Subject: Re: Suggestion: keep binary data out of /etc
To: Tom Ivar Helbekkmo <>
From: Mason Loring Bliss <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/04/1999 14:18:30
On Thu, Feb 04, 1999 at 03:03:13PM +0100, Tom Ivar Helbekkmo wrote:

> However, aliases.db, pwd.db and spwd.db are there, and sometimes I'll
> get a match in one of those, resulting in a deluge of garbage.  Would
> it be a good idea to keep those files in, say, /var/db instead?

Wouldn't that require that /var be mounted to allow anyone to log in? What if
/var is for some reason toasty, but you've got your system set up to require
a password to get into single-user mode?

Mason Loring Bliss             ((  "In the drowsy dark cave of the mind dreams  ))  build  their nest  with fragments  dropped ((   from day's caravan." - Rabindranath Tagore