r1997 - / branches/clfs-2.0/BOOK/final-preps

jim at linuxfromscratch.org jim at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Jul 13 12:47:21 PDT 2006


Author: jim
Date: 2006-07-13 13:47:21 -0600 (Thu, 13 Jul 2006)
New Revision: 1997

Modified:
   /
   branches/clfs-2.0/BOOK/final-preps/creatingfiles.xml
Log:
 r4569 at server (orig r2108):  jciccone | 2006-07-13 11:33:10 -0700
 Added descriptions to uses/groups.



Property changes on: 
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Name: svk:merge
   - b6734a72-470d-0410-b049-f317dca95413:/:2107
   + b6734a72-470d-0410-b049-f317dca95413:/:2108

Modified: branches/clfs-2.0/BOOK/final-preps/creatingfiles.xml
===================================================================
--- branches/clfs-2.0/BOOK/final-preps/creatingfiles.xml	2006-07-13 19:47:12 UTC (rev 1996)
+++ branches/clfs-2.0/BOOK/final-preps/creatingfiles.xml	2006-07-13 19:47:21 UTC (rev 1997)
@@ -65,61 +65,62 @@
     <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>
       <term><literal>lp:x:10:9:lp:/var/spool/lp:/bin/false</literal></term>
       <listitem>
-        <para>Used by programs for printing</para>
+        <para>Used by programs for printing.</para>
       </listitem>
     </varlistentry>
     <varlistentry>
       <term><literal>mail:x:30:30:mail:/var/mail:/bin/false</literal></term>
       <listitem>
-        <para>Often used by email programs</para>
+        <para>Often used by email programs.</para>
       </listitem>
     </varlistentry>
     <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>
@@ -153,19 +154,19 @@
     <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>
@@ -177,13 +178,13 @@
     <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>
@@ -195,13 +196,14 @@
     <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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