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Hi ! I found a nobody :99:99 or similar line in my /etc/passwd file. I got suspicious and deleted it. Should there be such a line ? Thanks. Does tripwire ...
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    nobody:x:99:99 line in /etc/passwd ??


    Hi ! I found a nobody:99:99 or similar line in my /etc/passwd file. I got suspicious and deleted it. Should there be such a line ? Thanks. Does tripwire work for Slackware ??

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    nobody is used by deamons, like apache to run on a non-priviegied user like root. Its there because of securityreasons. And I'm pretty shure you will find a "nobody" group in /etc/group as well.

    Yes, tripwire should work on Slackware.

    Good luck

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