adam beecher (adam at iewebs.com):
> > Users: lp news games gopher possibly named unless your running
> > DNS services.
> Oops, yes I am...
>> > Groups: disk, lp news games gopher named floppy pppusers
> > slipusers and maybe slocate.
> I didn't even notice that one. Why the hell would slocate need its own user,
> I ask myself.
Otherwise only root can read every file on the volume. If you create a user
with journaling type rights it can make a proper database without
comprimising the system. Unfortunately, the very fact that it exists
comprimises system confidentiality so I'd chuck the slocate system entirely.
Or get a journlaed fs like xfs ext3 or reiser (which I haven't done yet).
> > Anything else you'll have to go to a higher power (i.e. Peter or
> > Donncha ).
> > Course you shouldn't be running RedHat at all ;-)
> Tsk tsk, an unsubstantiated comment about Red Hat. The Red Hat lurkers will
> be disappointed. I reckon you'd better justify yourself before you find a
> horses head beside you when you wake up in the morning Dermot. :)
Wouldn't be the first time, but what I do in my leisure time is my own
>> Actually, to be honest, I like running Red Hat on the server. It's a pretty
> good server OS when you get the hang of it - which I'm still doing
> obviously. The only thing that bugs me is the extraneous crap that's
> installed, especially with the server install. When I do a server install, I
> want the basics for a server. Some of the RPMs that are installed are just
> silly (I removed about thirty or forty RPMs from this one last night). One
> of these days I'll finally find the time to strip it down on a local box and
> build a distro suitable for remote, co-located machines, and send it off to
> Red Hat for perusal.
Well, it's been a while since I did a redhat install (v5.0) but we had to
do 16 identical minimal installs for a parallel cluster. We were (somehow)
able to select individual patterns and save the configuration as a
bootstrap for subsequent installs. Makes it much easier to do a standard
base server install IMHO.
see what you can find.
University College Cork
dermot.canniffe at student.cs.ucc.iehttp://student.cs.ucc.ie/01/canniffd
Dermot Canniffe's choice of Epitaph #7:
"Don't make me come down there!" :-God
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