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Question Gid=0 and 7 + admin=FALSE

Checking configuration access files for an AIX server, left me wondering about this Smilie:
  • If a user is added to system group, it gets gid=0 with some security risks because it gets some root kind of file access level.
  • Is this insecure condition kept if the user has admin variable equal to FALSE in /etc/security/user file?
  • What happen if the user is also part of security group (gid=7).
What is the resultant combination of having gid=0,7 and ADMIN=FALSE?

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services-admin(1)					      General Commands Manual						 services-admin(1)

NAME
services-admin - Services Administration Tool SYNOPSIS
services-admin [OPTION...] DESCRIPTION
services-admin is part of the GNOME system tools, a set of tools to easily access and manage system configuration. services-admin allows you to specify which services will be started during the system boot process. OPTIONS
services-admin accepts the standard GNOME and GTK options. AUTHORS
services-admin was written by Carlos Garnacho Parro <garnacho@tuxerver.net> and others. This manual page was written by Sven Arvidsson <sa@whiz.se>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others). SEE ALSO
users-admin(1), network-admin(1), time-admin(1), shares-admin(1), gtk-options(7), gnome-options(7) The online documentation available through the program's Help menu. GNOME
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