Re: system users
On Sat, 15.11.2008 at 08:49:12 +0100, Vincent Bernat <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On some systems like OpenBSD, all those users are starting with
> underscore to avoid collision with real users. On Debian, I have never
> seen this, even for packages that comes from OpenBSD (like openntpd
> which uses "ntpd"). Is there some drawbacks with underscore?
none that I'm aware of.
I dimly remember having read that some (all?) authentication methods
available to users don't accept names with underscores, so the only
ways to assume such a UID would be to call "setuid(number)" and
"seteuid(number)", which would be a good thing, too.