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

Josh Luthman josh at imaginenetworksllc.com
Mon Aug 8 20:39:04 CEST 2011

RHEL vs Debian vs BSD vs another distro.  Some install httpd as www, some as
nobody, some as apache, etc.

Smokeping is run under Apache and hence the user Apache uses.

Josh Luthman
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On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 2:32 PM, Layla Nahar <laylanahar at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> 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.
> thanks
> LN
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