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Old 04-12-2004, 08:41 AM   #1
slackist
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question re output of "top"


When I run top under the user heading I get a few processes owned by root, and mark, but also one each by rpc and rpcuser.

Is this normal or should I be concerned? "man rpc" told me about rpc but not whether it should show up as a user in "top"

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mark
 
Old 04-12-2004, 08:52 AM   #2
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Processes liek this are often run as their own users - the apache web server usually runs as the user "apache" or the user "nobody". This helps ensure system security - if the services were all run as root and one was compromised due to a security flaw the whole system could be left open. Having processes run as their own users makes the system much more secure.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 09:13 AM   #3
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Thank you david_ross for the (super-quick!) reply
 
  


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