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Old 08-16-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
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Processes running with incorrect group id


My server is running a CentOS Linux 5.8 and most of the server's processes are running with a user id of 0 (root) and group id of 500 (adam). The primary group for user root is root. The adam group was created when I created the first user adam. I've tried modifying root's primary group but still have the same problem.

How do I get all of the processes to run under the proper group id?

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PID USER     GROUP    COMMAND
    1 root     adam     init [3]      
 1119 root     adam     /sbin/udevd -d
 1459 root     adam     syslogd -m 0
 1470 root     adam     /usr/sbin/sshd
 1478 root     adam     xinetd -stayalive -pidfile /var/run/xinetd.pid
 1514 root     adam     /bin/sh /usr/bin/mysqld_safe --datadir=/var/lib/mysql --socket=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock --pid-file=/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid --basedir=/usr --user=mysql
 1609 mysql    mysql    /usr/libexec/mysqld --basedir=/usr --datadir=/var/lib/mysql --user=mysql --log-error=/var/log/mysqld.log --pid-file=/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid --socket=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock
 3495 root     adam     lfd - sleeping
 3521 root     adam     sendmail: accepting connections
 3532 smmsp    smmsp    sendmail: Queue runner@01:00:00 for /var/spool/clientmqueue
 3542 root     adam     /usr/sbin/httpd
 3543 apache   apache   /usr/sbin/httpd
 3551 root     adam     crond
 3559 root     adam     /usr/sbin/saslauthd -m /var/run/saslauthd -a pam -n 2
 3560 root     adam     /usr/sbin/saslauthd -m /var/run/saslauthd -a pam -n 2
 3568 root     adam     /usr/bin/perl /usr/libexec/webmin/miniserv.pl /etc/webmin/miniserv.conf
 3593 root     adam     sshd: adam [priv]
 3597 adam     adam     sshd: adam@pts/0 
 3598 adam     adam     -bash
 5133 root     adam     sudo ps -eo pid,user,group,args
 5134 root     root     ps -eo pid,user,group,args
 
Old 08-16-2012, 07:02 PM   #2
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Show the entries for root and adam in /etc/passwd. Also, all entries in /etc/group for both users as well.
Note that in reality, its all done with numbers, specifically uid, gid. The names are found by the tools like top, ls etc by x-referencing those files.
 
Old 08-16-2012, 08:40 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply.

/etc/passwd
root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash
adam:x:500:500:Adam:/home/adam:/bin/bash

/etc/group
root::0:root
adam::500:
 
Old 08-16-2012, 10:00 PM   #4
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Update:

I also set the 'Set GID' bit on the init file which ran init as the group 'root' but the other processes spawned by init still ran with the 'adam' group.
 
  


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