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[ale] semi OT: systemd-homed

On 2020-04-30 11:59, Boris Borisov via Ale wrote:
> Just opening the rants :)
> https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-home-directory-management-is-about-to-undergo-major-change/

In all seriousness it doesn't actually seem to solve the problem it
claims to solve.  Reading through the document describing the homed
service (https://systemd.io/HOME_DIRECTORY/), near the end of the page
it says that the user records on the host and in the ~/.identity file
are compared (somewhat more complicated if using the CIFS or LUKS or
fscrypt options).  So if multiple locations have to be compared to allow
a user to log in and mount their home directory, how is that different
from examining /etc/shadow and /etc/password?