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Old 09-18-2003, 09:48 AM   #1
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unnecessary user accounts

sorry for the question... ( > < )
but can somebody give me a link where the user-accounts from a standard setup and there usage are described ?
which one can be deleted etc...
what is the operator account good for ?

thanks ^^
Old 09-18-2003, 10:13 AM   #2
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I'm unaware what the operator account is used for myself but maybe someone else can answer that question for you. I also don't have a link to give you but the adm, uucp, ad operator account can be safely deleted from /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow. You may also want to add /bin/false or /bin/nologin depending on your distribution to bin, daemon, ftp, games, lp, mail, news, http, nobody.


Old 09-19-2003, 10:27 AM   #3
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I'm using slackware 9 ^^


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