ssh-agent in group nobody

Discussion in 'Linux VPS/Dedicated - General' started by KnightB4, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. KnightB4

    KnightB4 New Member

    I am trying to learn about my new VPS.

    I see in Apache Cookbook, section 6-22, the recommendation to run:
    find / -user nobody
    find / -group nobody
    to protect the server from malicious scripts

    When I ran those on my VPS, the only thing weird I found is that ssh-agent is in group nobody.
    Why is that?
    Pretty much everything else in /usr/bin is in group root.

    Just curious,
  2. KnightB4

    KnightB4 New Member

    Anyone knows if I can safely change the permissions of ssh-agent to root.root
    Any software depending on ssh-agent to be in group nobody?
  3. khiltd

    khiltd New Member

    I have no idea why it would need to be in that group, but unless you start a lot of outgoing SSH connections from your server it's probably never going to be used for anything.

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