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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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I edited /etc/passwd and have strange problems

I manually edited /etc/passwd for non-root user - yeah, I know this is bad. Unfortunately I saw this (SSH failing authentication after manual edit of /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow) very late. I already ...
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Managing users with puppet or ldap?

There are multiple answers that effectively say that ldap should be used instead of puppet for managing actual users. I'm inclined to agree based on a scaling perspective. Onboarding new staff members ...
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Migrating Local Users from Server 2003 x86 to Server 2008 x64

I'll try to spare the sob story, but we have an FTP server we are trying to migrate from Server 2003 x86 to Server 2008 x64. This server has hundreds of FTP users, users that ONLY log on via FTP. ...
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Allow normal user to run PHP script as root using SUDO

How can I allow a normal user on Ubuntu to run php scripts? sudo php /path/to/script/script.php Basically the script needs to be run as root but the users does not have root privileges on their ...
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Built-in accounts and security groups in Active Directory

The OCD part of me wants to delete all of the groups that don't have any members. The part of me that doesn't want to break things says leave them alone. Right now I have all my real users in a ...
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Linux ssh user connect

I all, I have a linux Server (Ubuntu) where some user can be connect to by ssh. Is possible to know who was connected to the server? A sort of list of login by ssh of the past day. Is possible to ...
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VPS Web Server - Single or Multiple Users

I want to start the process of learning to manage my own server and leave cPanel / WHM behind. I've just purchased a VPS (Linode) running Ubunutu. I'm going to he hosting multiple sites on there under ...
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How to give Admins Access to move users to a Single OU [duplicate]

We are delegating few acceses to some admins via taskpads; So we created a OU called "Delete" and we want the admins to move all the users to be deleted to that OU; How can we do that , how can we ...
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How to get a list of frequent VPN users from a Cisco ASA 5510?

The Cisco ASA 5510 here at work is being decommissioned and I want to find out what users used it alot. I didn't set this thing up myself, but it would be nice to add the same users to the new system ...
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Proper way to create a new user [closed]

I freely admin that I am a server admin newbie, and I'd like to grant someone access to my server to help me on a project. Let's call this person 'joe'. I'd like joe to have access to only one ...
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Outlook Email Abuse - Guide for email etiquette?

I've spent a lot of time performing mail migrations for companies that either had very little IT focus, or no fulltime staff to handle common issues. As a result, policies governing email use and ...
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Saving Active Directory Passwords [closed]

I have a requirement for one of my clients that they would like all user passwords stored in the Description field of AD. Now this is all well and good initially because we use a script to roll out ...
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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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Debian USER with read/write permissions for www

I have a Debian Squeeze server with an EasySCP admin panel. This panel set domain folders in /var/www/virtual/domain.name Every domain has a unique ID of vu2000, vu2001... Ownership of the files ...
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How to switch to another user

I created another user in CentOs named sheilay. From the default account which is root, how can I use the user sheilay in the CLI without shutting it down? What should I do?
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How to execute (some) CGI commands as root

I want to put a simple CGI script in my APACHE server. I'd like to write it possibly in C (but also in PERL, if I want). The problem is that it must contain some lines that can be executed only by ...
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switch user doesnt work, after creating user [closed]

I'm rather new to the whole setting up a server, and hardening a server thing, but I had to start today. I mainly have experience with my ubuntu desktop. Anyway, I just created a new user, that I ...
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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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Unable to change user in security context of symlink

I have created a few symbolic links to replace some broken links in /etc/pam.d. The original links have system_u as the user. The newly created ones somehow have unconfined_u as the user. I am not ...
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Nginx access log shows authenticated user “admin”

I came across a line in my Nginx access log: 218.201.121.99 - admin [12/Dec/2012:18:33:18 +0800] "GET /manager/html HTTP/1.1" 444 0 "-" "-" Let me stress that there is only 1 record with this IP. ...
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finding the user - without knowing the innards of IIS

Place of crime is WinSrv2008 with IIS7. My IIS apppool user is trying to create a folder but fails. How do I find out which User it is? Let's say I don't know much about IIS7 and Aspnet but need ...
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runuser in rc.local

I have to setup port forwarding on system start and have this configured in my rc.local runuser -l phpAdmin -c 'ssh -f -N -L 9904:localhost:3306 phpAdmin@<server>' When rc.local is executed, ...
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Deleting a user in unix

Does deleting/removing a user automatically remove the user from all groups the user was a member in?
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How can i create a user with password in EC2 instance?

I have an EC2 instance on which i have set up a Git server. Now to access this server from eclipse plugin outside, i need a username/password for an instance user. All i can see is that i have user ...
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Monitoring usage resources per user in Linux

I want to get statistic hourly by used averages resources per user such as cpu and memory. How I can get it?
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How to set postgresql user password in bash script

I want to set a password for the default Postgresql server user, postgres. I did it by using: sudo -u postgres psql # \password postgres I want to do this step in many machines, so I would like ...
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Can I sudo a command on behalf of another user?

I'm using drupal and Aegir. Aegir automates many tasks of site creation. Aegir has control of Apache, I'm logen in as root, and I want to restart the Apache server, but I want to do it on Aegirs ...
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How do I set a local user a user rights assignment on an active directory GPO?

We have a process where I work, where any changes to active directory GPOs are performed on test servers, backed up and then the backups applied to the live AD. I'm in the process of amending a GPO ...
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run script for all users

I put some script on my ubuntu linux in /etc/profile.d/myscript.sh but it's just work on my user. But it's work only user logged in not when I use sudo. # myscript.sh export MYVAL="HELLO" echo ...
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How to give root user and group permission while ftp uploading for a normal user

I have to upload some videos files for streaming purpose. While uploading the videos as a ftp user, it will have the ftp user and group permission. But now in my case, the files uploaded by the ftp ...
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Add users in Windows machine without AD

I have several development machines where I am the administrator. We are using AD in my organization but is maintained by and offshore IT group any request takes a long time. We are currently ...
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Exchange accidentally forwards sent mails from one User to another User's Inbox

Like the Topic says: Our Exchange Server accidentally forwards sent mails from one User to another User's Inbox. The sent mails are mostly to Outbound Adresses and they where successfully delivered ...
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Why adding new user to Remote desktop group doesn't automatically creates him a folder in C:\users

I am administrating a remote Windows Server 2008 Standard. I have already 17 users in 'Remote Desktop Users' and all of them have home folders in c:\users. But when I've added the 18th user it didn't ...
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RDP and New Accounts

I created a new user account on the domain and added them to the Remote Desktop Users group. I could login just fine locally, but when I logged in remotely I was basically told that I could not login ...
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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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using screen in another user with su

So, if i do this: su -c 'screen -dmS screenname script to run' - user to run as It won't work. The screen command is working if excecuted from root, so there is no problem there. If I do: su - ...
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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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MySQL and User level logging

I have been looking at logging only certain users activity in MySQL. I found that the logging could be enabled or disabled for all users but one of the service using the db does a lot of queries and ...
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How do I tell which users PHP and Apache are running as from a shell prompt?

I need to check what users php and apache are running as via SSH. I'm pretty inexperienced and can't figure out the correct command syntax to accomplish this. It seems like the grep command should ...
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Add alternate user to PHPMyAdmin

I have installed PHPMyAdmin on my EC2 instance, and I just wanted to know how I could add a separate user with the same privileges as the root user to the program. I am running a LAMP stack with ...
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Windows server 2003 find user's computer

I would like to see which computer is used by a user (where he's working on), is it possibile to check user session in domain's computers? Thanks
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How many users can be in a AD LDS group?

Microsoft published the recommended maximum limits for users in an Active Directory group. It basically says : Starting with Windows Server 2003, the ability to replicate discrete changes to ...
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Creating a restricted unix user

I have Fedora 15 installed on my VPS, and I want to create a user who can only view all files on the system but may only write to its own home folder. Thank you
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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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Solaris 10: Disable default sendmail inboxes

An inbox is automatically created for every UNIX user on the box, when the mail is sent to the nodename of the system. Is there a way to disable these default inboxes? An example of one of these ...
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Regular user doing su

I'm using Ubuntu server 12.04. If a user is only a member of it's own group why he can still do su SOME_OTHER_USER ? Can I prevent this?
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Unix: how can I change Program's running user and running group?

I changed the APACHE_RUN_GROUP in /etc/apache2/envvars to APACHE_RUN_GROUP=web-content because I want Apache to run us www-data:web-content, insetad of www-data:www-data. I hate monotonous manual ...
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How can I make user and group ids the same on two servers?

I have two servers, one of which has a volume from the other mounted as an NFS device. I have an application on the mounter that creates files that must then be manipulated by an application on the ...
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Disable CentOS users from everything but samba use.

I have a storage server running some samba shares. I need to create multiple users for each individual working at my company, but I only want them to be able to access samba from the client machines. ...