Unprivileged user?

Michael S. Fischer michael at dynamine.net
Wed Apr 16 17:45:26 CEST 2008

On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 11:53 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:
> 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.

Thus answering OP's question.  QED.  :-)


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