Creating the nobody user

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 15:00:03 PDT 2006


Matthew Burgess wrote:
> Hi folks,
> 
> What does everyone here have in their /etc/passwd file for the 'nobody'
> user?  I've never had to create one before so I've come up with:
> 
> nobody:x:99:99:nobody::

Try:

nobody:x:99:99:Unprivileged Nobody:/dev/null:/bin/false

And for /etc/group:

nogroup:x:99:


  -- Bruce



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