accidently deleted user "www"

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Sun Jun 22 17:11:09 PDT 2003

Andre wrote:
> i accidently deleted the user "www" and now my apache doesnt start.
 > is there a fast way to solve this problem?

1) Change your apache's httpd.conf to run as nobody/nogroup.
2) Use vipw or adduser commands to recreate the www user.
3) Restore /etc's config files from backups.

But most importantly, however, is that you should figuring out how to undo a 
change before you make it, not afterwards....


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