Subject: Re: user 'operator' ?
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/15/2001 15:37:30
>> what is user operator good for?
>> I understand the group is good for backups, but the user?
>> Running a find on a 1.5 system didn't show any files belonging to that
>> user. 
>> What do I miss? 
>you can send him or her syslog messages...

good point, but (a) the shell is /sbin/nologin, so (b) no one logs in
as the operator, and (c) operator isn't mentioned in the default
syslog.conf.  therefore (d) anyone who actually wants to change all
these conditions ought to be able to add the user themselves?

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