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Is there an order that users appear in the /etc/group file?

I was wondering if anyone knew what determines the order of users in /etc/group entries? It does not appear to be alphabetical or by UID or chronologically by date added. I don't think this makes any ...
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Redirect mail from system user account to real email account

First, I would like to thank you for your time. I've come to the following situation: I've got a mail server named mx1.domain.com This mail server is virtual hosting some domains mail accounts like ...
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Users database empty after Samba3 to Samba4 migration on different servers

I have to migrate a Samba 3 to a new Samba 4 server. My problem is that the database on the samba 3 server seems a bit empty. The secrets.dtb file is only 20K whereas the “pbedit -L |wc -l”command ...
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How can I synchronize users in a master-slave server setup on debian squeeze?

I'm currently setting up a 1:1 replication of a linux server. To simplify the process of updating users and groups I considered changing the uids and gids on the slave server to have them all like on ...
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1answer
145 views

What is the vsftpd's user “ftp” intended for?

I have just recently installed a web server on a machine that I of course want a fpt client on as well. I have previously worked with vsftpd, and therefore I decided to use it this time as well. The ...
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1answer
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Connecting to samba ubuntu server from linux

In these days I'm setting up a small network with about twenty computers. The users of this network used windows before (now they use linux mint) and they need to access samba ubuntu folders simply ...
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linux ftp server with virtual users [closed]

i know there are already similar questions for this matter but the answers doesn't really make much sense to anyone who is not really technically comfortable in Linux. I've already tried articles ...
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Can I change the user id of a user on one Linux server to match another server in /etc/passwd?

I have a Rails application that is on a virtual machine (RHEL 6) and it's database is on dedicated hardware (also RHEL 6). The app server has an NFS directory from the db server mounted and ...
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preventing some local users to access a vpn

I have a linux box that connects to a VPN and enables access to 10.121.0.0/16 Personally i use this network a lot, and it would be preferable to have vpnc up and running all the time. However, on my ...
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Some fishy users in linux Rackspace instance, Can I disable the built in system users?

I just brought up an Ubunt 12.04 instance on rackspace and I have some users that I am wondering about: I see a couple of users on ubuntu 12.04 server which I don't seem like they need shell access: ...
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Find everything installed since server creation

I often seem to be dealing with "almost virgin" Linux installations: VMs that were created for a purpose, used briefly, but after a while we're not sure exactly what's on it. What I'd like to be able ...
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Show all users and their groups/vice versa

I know I have existing groups and users but I'm not sure about their association. Is there an shell command I can use to list all users or all groups and a command to list all groups/users for a ...
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1answer
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How to exclude some users from Linux Top screen?

In top screen, by default it shows all users' processes. How to exclude some users(for example, root and nobody) from the top real-time screen?
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1answer
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How To Create User's Virtualization Environment

what i want to do is to create user virtulized environment (online) i want to create an environment that my user connect to my server online & they will have there own online pc .. may be its ...
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1answer
263 views

What is a reasonable number of users who can connect to a server at the same time? [closed]

I have a server which allows only 2 connection at the same time. This can be a pain as you can't login if you are third. In another instance (if I remember correctly), the maximum allowed was 5 users. ...
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2answers
204 views

apache users linux

I'm working with Apache on an ec2 box. I'm trying to generate keys for a user, apache on the system. However, I don't have permission, because it's ec2. So, I sudo - and get asked for a password for ...
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How to sort Unix users & groups fixed for web production

I'm running a Linux webserver (apache2) and I'm having problems with modifying files between different users. The biggest problem is deleting files created by apache/php via FTP, I just get Permission ...
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226 views

Running OpenFire as a different user

I have a Ubuntu 10.4 system on which I'm running OpenFire but it currently runs as root. How can I make Openfire run as a different user? Thanks
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121 views

SVN repository in /srv/subversion is owned by user apache and I don't have sudo - how to add/edit users? [closed]

I'm working with an SVN repository on managed hosting for a client, using a login into the Linux server the client gave me. I don't think I can get root access as it's held by the managed hosting ...
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3answers
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Fixing Broken Groups

I just got onto a new project with the student government at my University and we're trying to get our webserver into a more workable state. The current problem is that all of us for some reason have ...
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4answers
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Jail Linux user to directory for FTP login

I'm planning on using vsftpd to act as a secure ftp server, but I am having difficulty controlling the linux users that will be used as ftp logins. The users are required to be "jailed" into a ...
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5answers
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How do I list all users with root?

On a linux box, how do I list all users that have root priveleges (and even better, all users in general along with if they have root or not)?
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127 views

Securing Linux Users

I would like to know what is best solution for securing linux user account on application and database server (JBoss, Tomcat, mysql database).Lets asume i have user jboss for running JBossm and user ...
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1answer
832 views

Maximum number of users on Linux

What is the maximum number of users accounts I can have on Linux?
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302 views

User account for running websites on linux

I have seen many blogs and articles recommend me that do not run the website on Linux under root user. Should I create different account for running website? How about backends like MySql like ...
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2answers
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How to “jail” a ftp user inside its home directory (proftpd)?

I have a user named "ftp3" that belong to group "ftpusers-temp". The home of that user is home/FTP-shared/temp In proftpd.conf I have the following 2 directives: DefaultRoot /home/FTP-shared ...
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1answer
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How can I limit the login times in linux for certain users?

How can I limit the login times in linux for certain users? For example I have to a user that only needs to be enabled from 8am till 5pm? Is there a way of automating this. My environment is a Centos ...
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803 views

Linux users traffic measurement

I want to measure traffic(upload) made by each user on a linux system. Each users runs a rTorrent instance on a specified port. Also users could make traffic through the ftp server (vsftpd). Is ...
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5answers
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How can I get a list of linux users/group?

I need to get and filter the linux users list like: username1 username1_group username2 username2_group ... usernameN usernameN_group I've tried, but only that I've found is: cat /etc/passwd | ...
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324 views

Deployment and Ownership issues

As an extreme newbie, I am having difficulty managing ownership and permissions on my first box. What I can't figure out is how to deploy using one user, we will call him deploy and operate my php ...
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1answer
83 views

Where is the “right” place to copy applications and scripts so they are accessible to every user on ubuntu?

I'm configuring a build machine using Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop as the platform. The first user and of course admin is "developer", and then I created lots of user accounts so people could access shares ...
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1answer
136 views

What is the purpose of multiple users?

In setting up an apache web server on my linux box, I've been told to make a separate user who has permission to use (and whose home directory is) the files in the /www directory. Additionally, I've ...
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2answers
196 views

Setting up network of linux servers for multiple user access

looking for a good/best practice soln for dealing with multiple users, accessing multiple linux servers within a network... the users will be accessing the network remotely, tunneling behind the ...
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355 views

Centralize authentication and user's home folder

We have about 7 Linux servers and from time to time we setup a new one... For each new install we have to create the same users and ask them to change their default passwords to new ones ... Plus for ...
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4answers
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Easiest option for sharing users across linux machines?

On windows there's active directory. On Linux there are several options, but what's the dead simplest option to set up? I'd like to manage users and groups centrally, but don't need anything fancy ...
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4answers
501 views

Setting up production server, what user should applications run as?

I'm trying to setup a production server, should I create a separate user to run certain application under similar to what apache does? Is it unsafe for them to run as root? OS: Ubuntu 9.10 The ...
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2answers
252 views

Unbind SVN users from the system users?

I'm quite new to Subversion but from my research I understood that SVN users are basically the Linux users. My question is how can I unbind them? Can that even be done? Thank you.
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How do I get MySQL to run at startup under user `mysql`?

I'm using MySQL on CentOS and I want it to run at startup under the mysql user. I tried /sbin/chkconfig --level 35 mysqld on from my cool-RR user, but it seems like this makes mysql try to run as ...
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In Linux, is there a way of seeing which user updated a file?

Does Linux record who last changed a file (rather than created it)? If so, how do I find this out? If not, is there some way of monitoring file(s)?
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Memory usage per user in Linux?

Let's say i have 20 users logged on my linux box. How can I know how much memory each of them is using?