Re: Tiger warnings - reaction advice requested
On Tue, 20 Aug 2002, Johannes Graumann wrote:
> Tiger run for the first time last night on my newly installed DEBox.
> Amongother messages I got the following statements:
> # Checking accounts from /etc/passwd.
> --WARN-- [acc001w] Login ID nobody is disabled, but still has a valid
> shell (/bin/sh).
> --WARN-- [acc006w] Login ID mail's home directory (/var/mail) has group
> `mail' write access.
> --WARN-- [acc006w] Login ID nobody's home directory (/home) has group
> `staff' write access.
> I'm new to the business of system administration and not quite shure on
> how to react to this. A 'chmod'-variety for the first and last? Also: what
> is this 'nobody' user? Program/demon specific? Can I, should I get rid of
Nobody is necessary, AFAIK. I know that Apache as compiled from source
with defaults runs as nobody. As far as its shell, you should be able to
change it to /bin/false with no ill effects.
/var/mail needs to have group mail write access. /home can be changed,
unless you want to permit normal users in the "staff" group to manage user
home directories, instead of just root.
> Tiger also complained that
> are not supposed to be present - but after 'bastille' setup they are
> supposed to be here. How do I teach this to tiger? I suppose it is doable
> with those 'templates'? Have found no documentation on what that is/how
> itworks/how to set it up and would greatly appreciate any hint concerning
sorry, i'm not a tiger user myself...
> Thank you, Johannes
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