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Old 07-10-2002, 11:31 PM   #1
mangueJOE
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I notice that when i installed red hat 7.3 it also includes various user like ftp, apache and other.

Can I safely remove those? Please explain me which i can remove and which I cannot.
 
Old 07-10-2002, 11:46 PM   #2
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Not NO but HELL NO.
Those account are REQUIRED by the system.
Most to assist in the management of services like; ftp apache, sendmail....cron..... inetd
 
Old 07-11-2002, 01:39 AM   #3
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Not NO but HELL NO.
Those account are REQUIRED by the system.
Most to assist in the management of services like; ftp apache, sendmail....cron..... inetd
A simple no would have worked, then the explanation of why.
 
Old 07-11-2002, 08:27 AM   #4
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A simple no would have worked, then the explanation of why.
Dude/Dudess ---
Lighten up, cool you jets, chill out, hang loose, OK

Your first question should have been, what are these accounts for? Not can I blow them away !!!

Your question also suggests, that you haven't taken the time to gain a basic understanding if Unix/Linux?

I would suggest that you take the time to read over some
of the items I suggest in this post of mine:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=25278

Last edited by pickledbeans; 07-11-2002 at 08:28 AM.
 
Old 07-11-2002, 10:52 PM   #5
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Originally posted by pickledbeans
Dude/Dudess ---
Lighten up, cool you jets, chill out, hang loose, OK
I'd suggest going along with what tricky has requested as, he is a moderator, knows what he's doing, and as do I, prefer 'to the point' answers where the question asker won't have the option to get confused. Danke.....
 
  


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