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Who are these users??
Authored by: GCmagic on Jun 05, '03 12:43:12PM

I tried the command and this list returned (in addition to my known users). Are these 200+ range users embedded in the system or should I start worrying about a security issue?

news 250
pgsql 252
games 253
canna 254
postfix 255
tomcat 257
jabber 258



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Who are these users??
Authored by: macubergeek on Jun 05, '03 01:42:01PM

nah these are just user accounts that those applicatins need to run.. Typically in unix, for security purposes, you run a server like mysqld as an unpriveleged user mysql. That way if badguy tries to buffer overflow mysql all they get is the priveleges that user mysql had, maybe no shell if that user had no shell.



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