Re: significance of "nobody" ownership permission?

From: Simon Matthews (nobody@devnull.none)
Date: 06/14/02

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    From: Simon Matthews <nobody@devnull.none>
    Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 23:50:44 GMT
    
    

    On 13 Jun 2002, Tim Haynes wrote:

    > Simon Matthews <nobody@devnull.none> writes:
    >
    >
    > | zsh, hay 11:41PM piglet % grep nobo /etc/passwd
    > | nobody:*:65534:65534:Unprivileged user:/nonexistent:/sbin/nologin
    >
    On a RH 7.2 system:
     grep nobo /etc/passwd
    nobody:x:99:99:Nobody:/:
    nfsnobody:x:65534:65534:Anonymous NFS User:/var/lib/nfs:/sbin/nologin

    I guess the point is that you have to be very carefull on *nix systems and
    not make assumptions about what UID a particular user has.