Opened 19 years ago

Closed 19 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#1251 closed enhancement (fixed)

Use assigned uid/gid numbers for server applications

Reported by: bdubbs@… Owned by: bdubbs@…
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: minor Keywords:


Many times the book instructs the user to create a new user and group when installing a daemon such as ftp, httpd, etc. If the useradd/groupadd are done without specifying the uid/gid, the new number will be mixed in with regular users. Generally system uid/gid values should be less than 100. BLFS should recommend a uid/gid for each process and put that in the useradd/groupadd instructions. Additionally, it would be appropriate for the uid and gid values to be the same.

Change History (5)

comment:1 by bdubbs@…, 19 years ago

Status: newassigned

comment:2 by bdubbs@…, 19 years ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book@… to bdubbs@…
Status: assignednew

comment:3 by bdubbs@…, 19 years ago

Status: newassigned

Added a section with recommended system uids and gids.

Will leave this bug open until the useradd/groupadd instructions throughout the book are updated.

comment:4 by bdubbs@…, 19 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Added system uid/gid values to individual packages.

comment:5 by bdubbs@…, 10 years ago

Milestone: old

Milestone old deleted

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