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[SLE] nobody has negative uid
  • From: Jesse Marlin <jlm@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 09:46:57 -0400
  • Message-id: <15558.46929.891574.23826@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Bill Wright writes:
> A friend has an older version of
> Suse running kernel 2.0.35.
>
> Besides other problems, I noticed
> that the nobody user has a user id number
> of -2 and a group number of -2 also.
> The group exists and the only member is root.
> The home dir is set as /tmp
> Is this normal for an older version of SuSE?
> The newer versions are user id 65534 and grp
> id of 65534 with home dir /var/lib/nobody

-2 expressed as a 16 bit unsigned value is equal to 65534. Some
app is probably not printing it correctly.



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