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Re: openssh sshd user vs. group ???

On Tue, Jul 02, 2002 at 11:07:57PM -0500, Michael D. Schleif wrote:

| OpenSSH_3.4p1 Debian 1:3.4p1-0.0woody1, SSH protocols 1.5/2.0, OpenSSL
| 0x0090603f
| According to the docs, supposing that I were to compile this by hand, I
| would need to create *both* an sshd user and an sshd group.
| Installing via apt-get, the sshd user is added; but, there is *NO* sshd
| group!
| Nevertheless, sshd is working on four (4) boxen without incident nor
| error log.
| What am I missing?

The package uses the group 'nogroup'.

$ grep sshd /etc/passwd



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