[smokeping-users] purpose of user 'www' (vs 'apache)?

Layla Nahar laylanahar at gmail.com
Mon Aug 8 20:32:28 CEST 2011


I've seen reference in some mails on this list to the user www.
I have user 'apache' in my system and Smokeping is running without user www.
I tried checked on the internet to try and find our if there are any
conventions or requirements vis a vis 'www' but found very little.

I suspect this is a very elementary question, but would someone mind
clarifying how it is used in connection with smokeping?  I'm guessing
it is just the convention among some admins to have this user start
and run apache server, but I'd like to be sure.


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