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guys, i have this such info on my etc/passwd, what does this mean nobody :99:99:nobody:/: i have finger it and the result was: me@darkstar:~$ finger nobody Login: nobody Name: nobody ...
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    whois nobody


    guys, i have this such info on my etc/passwd, what does this mean

    nobody:99:99:nobody:/:

    i have finger it and the result was:

    me@darkstar:~$ finger nobody
    Login: nobody Name: nobody
    Directory: / Shell: /bin/sh
    Never logged in.
    No mail.
    No Plan.

    ***********************

    what does this mean? do i have an extra user aside from ME and root?
    pls help
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    do i have an extra user aside from ME and root?
    Yes. Daemons (services)

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    if that's the case..is it natural? or can i delete this?.... i think i got this because i have my apache active..
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    You should not delete system accounts. I dont remeber what nobody used for. Will look tomorrow. Now going to bed. :sleep:

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    "To do network setups, the Apache HTTP server must start with root permissions. Specifically, it needs to bind itself to port 80 so that it can listen for requests and accept connections. Once it does this, Apache can give up its rights and run as nonroot user, as specified in its configuration files. By default, this is the user nobody." Steven Graham: Linux Administration, A User's Guide, p.287.

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    can u suggest a link where i can find info/documents about setting up APACHE 1.3.34? im in the process of studying it. and im hoping for a .pdf file of the documentation, so im searching for one
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    I have never installed apache but try the following link: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/

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    yeah i already copied some configs there..thanks
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