nobody user and nginx

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Cyber Elite

nobody user and nginx

 

show system resources

 

15017 nobody 20 0 260m 10m 2340 S 0.0 0.3 1:51.05 nginx
15018 nobody 20 0 260m 10m 2336 S 0.0 0.3 1:52.62 nginx
15021 nobody 20 0 259m 10m 2092 S 0.0 0.3 1:21.27 nginx
15133 nobody 20 0 252m 15m 3476 S 0.0 0.4 1:39.49 nginx
15134 nobody 20 0 252m 15m 3524 S 0.0 0.4 1:50.66 nginx

 

what are these nobody and how can i delete them?

i always logout from the gui proper way.

 

 

MP

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L5 Sessionator

Hi @MP18

 

This "nobody" user isn't a legitimate user created in PAN-OS, instead its a user used by the Linux kernel which you can't do anything about.

 

Regards,

Luke.

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L5 Sessionator

In this example, "nobody" is a pseudouser which represents a user with the least amount of priveledges. e.g the ngix process is ran as nobody user since it doesn't need any special permissions.

 

http://refspecs.linuxbase.org/LSB_3.0.0/LSB-PDA/LSB-PDA/usernames.html

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L5 Sessionator

Hi @MP18

 

This "nobody" user isn't a legitimate user created in PAN-OS, instead its a user used by the Linux kernel which you can't do anything about.

 

Regards,

Luke.

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Cyber Elite

curious to know why Linux uses this nobody and for what function?

MP
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L5 Sessionator

In this example, "nobody" is a pseudouser which represents a user with the least amount of priveledges. e.g the ngix process is ran as nobody user since it doesn't need any special permissions.

 

http://refspecs.linuxbase.org/LSB_3.0.0/LSB-PDA/LSB-PDA/usernames.html

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