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Old 11-10-2005, 02:53 PM   #1
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Mandriva 2005 - mDNSresponder

Hi there, anyone help me on this one please.

Have just done a #ps aux in the terminal and came across this entery:

#nobody XXX XXX XXX XX XXX mDNSresponder

#the XXX represent the column figures

Does anyone know what/who is "nobody" at the start of the entry
and is this a security breech.

Thanks for looking
Old 11-10-2005, 03:50 PM   #2
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nobody is a system user thats setup by Linux/Unix. Many apps run as nobody so don't worry about it. You can disable mDNSresponder, not many users need it.
Old 11-10-2005, 04:17 PM   #3
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Many thanks for your quick response and much appreciated for your info. Will follow your advice and disable.

Good Luck and thanks again.


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