Bug 54221 - nfsnobody mail
Summary: nfsnobody mail
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: nfs-utils   
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Pete Zaitcev
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2001-10-01 21:55 UTC by Chris Ricker
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-02 13:58:30 UTC
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2001:137 normal SHIPPED_LIVE nfs-utils user nfsnobody should be created as a system account 2001-10-17 04:00:00 UTC

Description Chris Ricker 2001-10-01 21:55:08 UTC
(I'm totally guessing as to the component here)

On 7.2 release, installation creates an empty mail file for the nfsnobody
account.  One example:

$ ls -l /var/spool/mail
total 8

-rw-rw----    1 kaboom   kaboom             0 Sep 17 05:55 kaboom
-rw-rw----    1 nfsnobod nfsnobod           0 Sep 16 10:05 nfsnobody
-rw-------    1 root     root            7780 Sep 28 08:55 root
My guess is that it's being generated when the nfsnobody account is added?

Comment 1 Bob Matthews 2001-10-03 19:55:44 UTC
> My guess is that it's being generated when the nfsnobody account is added?

Yikes, you're right.  'nfsnobody' should have been added as a system account.  I
think you'll find dummy .bash* and .gtkrc files in /var/lib/nfs/ too.  All of
these can be safely deleted.

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