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    I am reviewing some accounts on my system, I came across a few accounts that I have no idea which program has created. Anyone know what do these belong to?
    daemon:2:2:daemon:/sbin:/bin/false
    adm:3:4:adm:/var/adm:/bin/false
    lp:4:7:lp:/var/spool/lpd:/bin/false
    news:9:13:news:/usr/lib/news:/bin/false
    uucp:10:14:uucp:/var/spool/uucppublic:/bin/false
    operator:11:0:operator:/root:/bin/bash
    at:25:25:at:/var/spool/cron/atjobs:/bin/false
    nut:84:84:nut:/var/state/nut:/bin/false
    cyrus:85:12::/usr/cyrus:/bin/false
    That operator account worries me.

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    Its a common account. Not really sure what it is for, but it has been on every Linux system I've worked on.

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    Yes, it is an account that exists on every Linux system.
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