httpd: bad user name nobody (apache13-modssl port)
freebsd-ports-local at be-well.ilk.org
Tue Nov 8 14:31:24 PST 2005
"John Campbell" <jpc at xzuberant.com> writes:
> I recently upgrade apache13-modssl to version 1.3.34 and now when I
> attempt to start the server, I get this message:
> httpd: bad user name nobody
> The user nobody exists and the server has been running fine for years.
> It's not chrooted. This happens regardless of what I put in httpd.conf.
> I googled and found lots of people with similar issues, but didn't
> find a solution.
> Any ideas?
Are you *sure* the user "nobody" exists?
Try running pwd_mkdb(8) and then check /etc/passwd (in case something
is corrupted in the database).
Not that I recommend running apache as "nobody", anyway.
It's definitely safer in the long run to run it as a user that is used
for nothing else.
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