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Because NFS was the first thing to need such a user, so it's become
(Isn't `daemon' the ID you run otherwise-low-privilege daemons as,
Posted Feb 13, 2008 20:43 UTC (Wed) by cortana (subscriber, #24596)
It's the UID you run a daemon as when you want it to have privileges to interfere with other
daemons running as 'daemon'. :)
Seriously... adduser --system is not hard! Give everything its own user!
Posted Feb 14, 2008 12:49 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
But what if I had over 64K daemons running?
... oh, 32-bit uids. What if I had over four billion daemons running?
(seriously, with KDE it's only a matter of time! I suppose those all run as the KDE desktop
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