Unprivileged user?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Wed Apr 16 08:53:35 CEST 2008

In message <86db848d0804151052i3ef158cfjba3c8b21eed03314 at mail.gmail.com>, "Mich
ael S. Fischer" writes:

>>  Varnish for instance assumes that the administrator is not a total
>>  madman, who would do something as patently stupid as you prospose
>>  above, under the general assumption that if he were, varnish would
>>  be the least of his troubles.
>I'm not saying that they would; I'm just saying that you can't count
>on user 'nobody' having the precise role that a security-conscious
>sysadmin would want.

Which is why there is a -u argument, for people who muck up the
configuration that has been standard on all decent UNIX'es for
the last 15 years.

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