Originally posted by wardialer
Days to Password Change warning.
Days before Password expires warning.
Delay After Incorrect Login Attempt
User ID/Group Limitations (I need help on this one right here)
Set of File Permissions (I set this one to SECURE)
User Launching Updatedb (What does this mean?)
Each user account is identified internally by an ID number. Each user belongs to a group (or several) that is also tracked this way. The "Limitations" here are simply the largest and smallest numbers that can be used for user ID's. I'm not entirely positive why this is in security.
The updatedb is only a very minor security issue. For it to matter at all, someone would first need to break into your system. If updatedb is run as root, then the hacker will be able to see every file and directory is on the computer. Note that this doesn't give them access to those files, it just lets them know that they exist. If it is run as nobody, then they will only see files that could be seen by any logged in user (the nobody user). This can be inconvenient if you ever want to use the locate command as root. Otherwise, you wont notice a difference.