[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] Snort UID / GID

RedShift redshift at pandora.be
Thu Jul 17 09:27:54 EDT 2008

Hugo Doria wrote:
> I've updated the snort package. The package is now working well, but I
> have a question:
> I am creating a snort user and group during the package installation.
> Should we reserve a UID / GID to it? I think this is important because
> snort should run with fewer privileges since it can monitor the
> network, integrate itself with iptables and so on.
> -- Hugo

Why can't the users themselves create a snort uid/gid...

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