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Old 07-29-2003, 04:13 PM   #1
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greetings! i was doing some monitoring on my server (checking logs and things like that), and i came across two accounts in my passwd file that were never there before.

heres the section of the passwd file that caught my attention (its formatted differently, because i have a script to make the file a little easier to read)...

Account UID GID Home Shell
operator 11 0 /root
nobody 99 99 /

the fact that their home directories are /root and / make me a little nervous. i'm also concerned because they don't have a shell. does that mean they are a service of some sort. could a program i've intstalled create these accounts?

pardon my ignorance, and thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide!

-cmh
 
Old 07-29-2003, 04:24 PM   #2
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their cool, dont' worry about it ;D
http://linux-rep.fnal.gov/rhl-rg-en-...ard-users.html
 
  


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