Should a "squid" user have a shell?

andrew clarke mail at
Wed Sep 1 16:38:05 UTC 2010

On Wed 2010-09-01 09:02:45 UTC-0700, Ed Flecko (edflecko at wrote:

> I'm looking in some documentation for Squid, which I'm installing on a
> FBSD 8.1 server, and it says I need to create a squid user and a squid
> group because I'm building/installing from source.

All of this is done automatically if you build Squid from source using
the Ports tree - probably www/squid, or www/squid31.  Are you sure you
want to do it manually?


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