r1984 - / trunk/BOOK trunk/BOOK/boot/common

jim at linuxfromscratch.org jim at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Jul 12 20:45:48 PDT 2006


Author: jim
Date: 2006-07-12 21:45:48 -0600 (Wed, 12 Jul 2006)
New Revision: 1984

Modified:
   /
   trunk/BOOK/
   trunk/BOOK/boot/common/pwdgroup.xml
Log:
 r4536 at server (orig r2091):  jim | 2006-07-12 17:48:39 -0700
  r4535 at server:  jim | 2006-07-12 17:47:54 -0700
  Added descriptions to users/groups
 



Property changes on: 
___________________________________________________________________
Name: svk:merge
   - b6734a72-470d-0410-b049-f317dca95413:/:2090
   + b6734a72-470d-0410-b049-f317dca95413:/:2091


Property changes on: trunk/BOOK
___________________________________________________________________
Name: svk:merge
   - 38c7b366-470d-0410-a457-935707c16d9b:/cross-lfs:4533
3949c430-d905-0410-97b6-f115d20341b5:/cross-lfs:1422
3b7552df-c20a-0410-b7e1-d7eaf1be8828:/cross-lfs:1269
b6734a72-470d-0410-b049-f317dca95413:/trunk/BOOK:1406
f6929928-7304-0410-9559-ff6106abff4d:/cross-lfs:790
   + 38c7b366-470d-0410-a457-935707c16d9b:/cross-lfs:4535
3949c430-d905-0410-97b6-f115d20341b5:/cross-lfs:1422
3b7552df-c20a-0410-b7e1-d7eaf1be8828:/cross-lfs:1269
b6734a72-470d-0410-b049-f317dca95413:/trunk/BOOK:1406
f6929928-7304-0410-9559-ff6106abff4d:/cross-lfs:790

Modified: trunk/BOOK/boot/common/pwdgroup.xml
===================================================================
--- trunk/BOOK/boot/common/pwdgroup.xml	2006-07-13 03:45:32 UTC (rev 1983)
+++ trunk/BOOK/boot/common/pwdgroup.xml	2006-07-13 03:45:48 UTC (rev 1984)
@@ -57,19 +57,20 @@
     <varlistentry>
       <term><literal>bin:x:1:1:bin:/bin:/bin/false</literal></term>
       <listitem>
-        <para>To be written</para>
+        <para>Was recommended for compatibility with legacy applications.</para>
       </listitem>
     </varlistentry>
     <varlistentry>
       <term><literal>daemon:x:2:6:daemon:/sbin:/bin/false</literal></term>
       <listitem>
-        <para>To be written</para>
+        <para>Was recommended as an unprivileged User ID/Group ID for daemons
+	 to execute under in order to limit their access to the system.</para>
       </listitem>
     </varlistentry>
     <varlistentry>
       <term><literal>adm:x:3:16:adm:/var/adm:/bin/false</literal></term>
       <listitem>
-        <para>To be written</para>
+        <para>Was used for programs that performed administrative tasks.</para>
       </listitem>
     </varlistentry>
     <varlistentry>
@@ -87,31 +88,31 @@
     <varlistentry>
       <term><literal>news:x:31:31:news:/var/spool/news:/bin/false</literal></term>
       <listitem>
-        <para>To be written</para>
+        <para>Often used for network news servers</para>
       </listitem>
     </varlistentry>
     <varlistentry>
       <term><literal>uucp:x:32:32:uucp:/var/spool/uucp:/bin/false</literal></term>
       <listitem>
-        <para>To be written</para>
+        <para>Often used for Unix-to-Unix Copy of files from one server to the next/</para>
       </listitem>
     </varlistentry>
     <varlistentry>
       <term><literal>operator:x:50:0:operator:/root:/bin/bash</literal></term>
       <listitem>
-        <para>To be written</para>
+        <para>Often used to allow system operators to access the system</para>
       </listitem>
     </varlistentry>
     <varlistentry>
       <term><literal>postmaster:x:51:30:postmaster:/var/spool/mail:/bin/false</literal></term>
       <listitem>
-        <para>To be written</para>
+        <para>Is the account that receives all the information of troubles with the mail server</para>
       </listitem>
     </varlistentry>
     <varlistentry>
       <term><literal>nobody:x:65534:65534:nobody:/:/bin/false</literal></term>
       <listitem>
-        <para>To be written</para>
+        <para>This account is used by NFS.</para>
       </listitem>
     </varlistentry>
   </variablelist>
@@ -145,19 +146,19 @@
     <varlistentry>
       <term><literal>adm:x:16:root,adm,daemon</literal></term>
       <listitem>
-        <para>To be written</para>
+        <para>All users in this group are allowed to do administrative tasks</para>
       </listitem>
     </varlistentry>
     <varlistentry>
       <term><literal>console:x:17:</literal></term>
       <listitem>
-        <para>To be written</para>
+        <para>This group has direct access to the console</para>
       </listitem>
     </varlistentry>
     <varlistentry>
       <term><literal>cdrw:x:18:</literal></term>
       <listitem>
-        <para>To be written</para>
+        <para>This group is allowed to use the CDRW drive</para>
       </listitem>
     </varlistentry>
     <varlistentry>
@@ -169,13 +170,13 @@
     <varlistentry>
       <term><literal>news:x:31:news</literal></term>
       <listitem>
-        <para>To be written</para>
+        <para>Used by Network News Servers</para>
       </listitem>
     </varlistentry>
     <varlistentry>
       <term><literal>uucp:x:32:uucp</literal></term>
       <listitem>
-        <para>To be written</para>
+        <para>Used by the Unix-to-Unix copy users.</para>
       </listitem>
     </varlistentry>
     <varlistentry>
@@ -187,13 +188,14 @@
     <varlistentry>
       <term><literal>nogroup:x:65533:</literal></term>
       <listitem>
-        <para>To be written</para>
+        <para>This is a default group used by some programs that do not
+        require a group</para>
       </listitem>
     </varlistentry>
     <varlistentry>
       <term><literal>nobody:x:65534:</literal></term>
       <listitem>
-        <para>To be written</para>
+        <para>This is used by NFS.</para>
       </listitem>
     </varlistentry>
   </variablelist>




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