Unprivileged user?

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at linpro.no
Wed Apr 16 17:48:19 CEST 2008

"Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk at phk.freebsd.dk> writes:
> "Michael S. Fischer" <michael at dynamine.net> writes:
> > 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.

It is also for people who have a little bit of sense and understand that
different daemons should use different unprivileged users when they drop
their root privileges.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav
Senior Software Developer
Linpro AS - www.linpro.no

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