[SATLUG] Deleting User 'mail'
edcoates at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 07:10:26 CST 2008
On Feb 18, 2008 12:43 AM, Seth Sanchez <seth.priv at gmail.com> wrote:
> What would happen if I deleted the user 'mail' from /etc/passwd and created
> another user with the same name?
You could possibly break any program that uses the mail username like
sendmail, postfix depending on distro, and how things are set up.
It's usually a username with a low UID, if you change it to a higher
UID, it could compromise things.
Just out of curiosity, why would you want to?
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