questions about /etc/shadow
Manuel Arostegui Ramirez
manuel at todo-linux.com
Mon Oct 8 15:34:19 UTC 2007
On Monday 08 October 2007 17:27:22 m.roth2006 at rcn.com wrote:
> >Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 01:03:32 +1000 (EST)
> >From: tech user <techwww at yahoo.com.cn>
> >--- Rajesh kanna <tr_rajeshkanna at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >> nobody:*:13785:0:99999:7::: --> represents system account
> >> dbus:!!:13785:0:99999:7::: --> represents service account
> >what's the difference between a system account and a service account?
> Root, or techwww, are system accounts. apache, or nobody, or rpc, or ntp,
> are service accounts, not something anyone logs in to.
Well, service account are usually users created only to own a process, for
instance, apache one, proftpd etc...
Manuel Arostegui Ramirez.
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