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What nobody does is nobody’s business.

January 24th, 2012 No comments

Came across this article about the ‘nobody’ user on *nix systems and loved the closing sentence…

If you stare at the list of running processes on your server for long enough, you are bound to come across the user called “nobody”. Before you call a security expert and prepare to fight off a hacker, relax. While the username “nobody” may seem suspicious, it is actually supposed to be there.
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Therefore, do not fear “nobody” and do not take any steps to hinder the user’s ability to run some of your critical applications, like the web server. What nobody does is nobody’s business.

There, you’ve been told!

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