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/etc/group group description

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Jojo Castro
Regular Advisor

/etc/group group description

Hi All,

In line with our auditing and security purposes, can somebody help me the complete description and purpose of each group in /etc/group.
When asked by our auditor, i just tell that it is there by default. :)

Can we describe each group what are their role/s? in the system?

Oh btw, its HP-UX 11.23

thanks!

$ cat /etc/group
root::0:root
other::1:root,hpdb
bin::2:root,bin
sys::3:root,uucp
adm::4:root,adm
daemon::5:root,daemon
mail::6:root
lp::7:root,lp
tty::10:
nuucp::11:nuucp
nogroup:*:-2:
smbnull::101:
hpsmh::102:
tftp::103:
hpsmc::104:
sshd::105:JRV05421
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Dennis Handly
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Re: /etc/group group description

root::0:root Obviously the group for root.
other::1:root,hpdb Another
bin::2:root,bin A default group for files
sys::3:root,uucp Another for root
adm::4:root,adm For adm.
daemon::5:root,daemon for root and demons
mail::6:root for mail
lp::7:root,lp for the lp system
tty::10: for tty devices
nogroup:*:-2: For NFS root is nobody option.
Steven E. Protter
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Re: /etc/group group description

Shalom,

Many common configuration files have their own man pages: http://docs.hp.com/en/B3921-90010/group.4.html

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