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Re: RfD: documentation for statically assigned uid and gid

On Thu 01 Jun 2000, Marc Haber wrote:

> news:x:9:9:news:/var/spool/news:/bin/sh
> uid for the news server for file access control. Is this used by other
> packages than INN and CNEWS?

At least suck; maybe others as well.

> proxy:x:13:13:proxy:/bin:/bin/sh
> (didn't find any processes or files belonging to that uid on my test
> system). Used by web proxies?

Yes, e.g. wwwoffle

> video:*:44:
> for device nodes?

Yes, so that you can run xawtv (for example) as a user.

Paul Slootman
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work:       paul@murphy.nl       http://www.murphy.nl/
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