Subject: Re: Unnecessary standard accounts (Was: Root, toor accounts.)
To: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jim Wise <email@example.com>
Date: 03/16/1999 15:49:40
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On Sun, 14 Mar 1999, David Brownlee wrote:
>On Sun, 14 Mar 1999, Marc Baudoin wrote:
>> - The daemon user only owns the /var/msgs/bounds file:
>> -rw-rw-r-- 1 daemon staff 4 Mar 14 03:16 bounds
>> Is it useful to have a user dedicated to this particular file?
>> Can't it be owned by another user?
> Daemon may also be used by lpd. Of all the uids this is one
> I'd really like to stay
daemon is also used by portmap, if the `-s' flag is specified.
>> - The news user doesn't own any file. Anyway, it's mandatory to
>> have a news user when installing INN. My question is: should
>> the news user be distributed in the standard passwd file
>> whereas INN is not in the standard NetBSD distribution? Then
>> why not distribute more users such as ftp, pop or postfix, just
>> in case? I'd rather have a range of uids reserved for this
>> kind of things and the range clearly indicated in the passwd(4)
>> man page or somewhere else in the NetBSD documentation.
>> pkg_add could also make good use of this if it needs to create
>> a dedicated user for a particular program.
There _are_ other news servers than INN. The news user is provided as a
consisten user to use with whatever news server may be installed...
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