[clug] ps aux

Brenton Ross rossb at fwi.net.au
Wed Sep 6 11:46:01 UTC 2017

They would be users that have been established for various daemon or
server processes.
This allows the server process to own some files that should not be
generally accessible, and, as well prevent the server process from
accessing stuff that it shouldn't. For example, on my system the nobody
user runs my web server but has very little access to other stuff. This
means that if the web server gets compromised it cannot do any damage to
the rest of the system.


On Wed, 2017-09-06 at 21:31 +1000, Bryan Kilgallin (iiNet) via linux

> The first column is titled "USER". Under this, I recognise "root", my 
> username, and "lp" for the printer. What then are the following?
> avahi
> colord
> message+
> syslog
> systemd+
> nobody
> rtkit
> whoopsie
> -- 
> www.netspeed.com.au/bryan/

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