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[ale] semi OT: systemd-homed

Aren't we passed April 1? 

I can merit in a removable, transportable home dir. But the layers of auth don't add up. LDAP? Kerberos? How about plain UIDs? Gonna force a random uid into play on hone insertion with json translator file?

And I like systemd. This doesn't sound workable. How do backups happen?

On April 30, 2020 4:47:48 PM EDT, Alex Carver via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:
>On 2020-04-30 11:59, Boris Borisov via Ale wrote:
>> Just opening the rants :)
>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
>a user to log in and mount their home directory, how is that different
>from examining /etc/shadow and /etc/password?
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