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why is php-fpm running as nobody?

I recently installed php-fpm on my server (CENTOS 6.5 x86_64 standard, WHM 11.44.1 (build 7)) following the instructions here: ...
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nobody user/group with NIS/NFS

Software overview Machine A(NIS server): CentOS 6.2 Machine B:(NFS server) CentoS 6.2 Client machines: OpenSuse 12.3, CentOS 6.4 and CentOS 5.6 Introduction and setup Machine A is an NIS server ...
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NFS4: what effects changes to /etc/idmapd.conf?

We have been wrestling with the problem where our NFS4 mount on our RHEL 6.3 clients show file ownership as "nobody", and where we see "nss_getpwnam: name 'blah' does not map into domain ...
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Netgear ReadyNAS 316 Share getting Nobody NoGroup Permissions on Ubuntu?

We have a Netgear ReadyNAS 316 set up to replace an older ReadyNAS Ultra 6 which died, but we're having trouble getting permissions working as they did on the Ultra 6. Basically we're using the NAS ...
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Best way to create a user with no password

What is the good way to create a user with no password? By no password, I mean an account, that would be usable only by the root account using the su/sudo commands (like the "nobody" user used by ...
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is it safe to group a user under “nobody” group

I have created a group called "devs". All our coders are grouped under "devs" so that they can access our websites which are all under public_html folder. I changed the group of public_hml to "devs", ...
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webserver running as nobody cannot resolve domain names

If i try to run the following: <?php echo file_get_contents("http://www.yahoo.com/index.html"); ?> through the web server I get a an "php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo" error. If I run ...
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Main Apache pid as root, even though set up to be nobody?

I believe I had set everything up correctly when I had built the server (maybe it was a pre-configured LAMP that the VPS host Linode supplied that set things up) It seems that every Apache process ...
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Cannot edit files owned by 'nobody'?

I created a new user named bob, and gave it its own /home/ folder on my server so I can SSH into that instead of root. I had added bob into the nogroup group as I had read somewhere (or poorly ...
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Problem with Nobody and PHP

We use Cpanel/WHM and have just used EasyApache to upgrade to Apache 2.2 and PhP 5.3.2 As a result of the upgrade process, the user "Nobody" who runs php can no longer access directories or create ...
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Linux - Run a daemon as 'nobody'

I have a daemon sitting in my root directory that currently is being run as root. However, since this program can read the file system, this is clearly a security problem. How can I run it as nobody ...