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Old 08-05-2008
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Hello

I have a question

I have this users on my aix 5.3 box. This are a default users.

lp:*:11:11::/var/spool/lp:/bin/false
invscout:*:6:12::/var/adm/invscout:/usr/bin/ksh
snapp:*:200:13:snapp login user:/usr/sbin/snapp:/usr/sbin/snappd
ipsec:*:201:1::/etc/ipsec:/usr/bin/ksh
nuucp:*:7:5:uucp login user:/var/spool/uucppublic:/usr/sbin/uucp/uucico
sshd:*:202:201::/var/empty:/usr/bin/ksh


My question is. I cant lock this users. for that nobody can use them.

One of the reasons its because they dont have a password. and for the books Im reading there is no problem with this users.

But I would like to know your opinions.


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lp allows you to use printers, so if you want to allow users to print using lp then don't block the user.

Each of those has a use, like sshd for being able to connect using ssh, for example.

What makes you require that they have to be locked?
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The principal reason its for security. that I want to lock this user account.

But I would to hear your opinions.


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