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dunkyb 03-16-2003 08:32 AM

Is it safe to delete default nobody user?
 
Hi, i am running a debian 3.0r1 system.

None of the processes on my box are running under the "nobody" user, so it is safe to remove it, with userdel nobody ? ...

Cheers

Duncan

trickykid 03-16-2003 08:38 AM

I wouldn't remove this user. As you might not have any processes being ran, you might need the user in the future for other processes they're setup to run with.

misty 03-16-2003 12:38 PM

I once (on a different forum) read about someone who had deleted his 'nobody' user. When he logged in the next time, he was greeted with a message: "You don't exist. Go away!"

It's not a good idea to remove users created by the system ;)


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