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Re: What are these groups for?

Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-10-02 at 18:21, Joey Hess wrote:
> > > dip:*:30:
> > 
> >         THe group's man stands for "Dialup IP". Being in group dip allows
> >         you to use a tool such as ppp or dip to dial up a connection. 
> I was under the impression that this is what "dialout" is for. Could you
> be so kind and detail the differences?

The "dialout" user and group are not part of debian's base system. If
some package creates them it's either confused or has its own specific
reasons I guess.

see shy jo

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