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From "David D'Antonio" <>
Subject RE: what user does Apache run as under NT?
Date Mon, 15 Dec 1997 16:29:54 GMT
On Monday, December 15, 1997 10:32 AM, Francois Beauregard 
[] wrote:
> At 22:14 97-12-14 +0000, Ben Laurie wrote:
> >Marc Slemko wrote:
> >>
> >> Anyone?  Forgive me for not knowing NT.
> >
> >Now you are asking. I tend to view NT as such a hopeless mess of
> >security holes that it isn't really worth considering which user 
> >is
> >running as.
> 100% agree with you... :-)

NT actually got C2 certification, but only if you didn't connect it 
to a network!

> You have 2 choices, a special user account that you can configure
> from the
> "services" control panel, OR...
> The SYSTEM user... a user that is even lower then the Administrator
> in the
> system (I'm not sure but if I remember well, most of the kernel
> drivers are
> running as services, so it would put apache as a kernel mode 
> but
> don't take my word for it, check first...)

No, services do NOT run in kernel mode (at least user services like 
Apache). The
SYSTEM user is a pretty truncated account that really can't do much. 
Since most
services are installed with the defaults, that means the SYSTEM 

> Francois Beauregard


David D'Antonio CNE -
 Some they do and some they don't and some ya just can't tell
  Some they will and some they won't and some it's just as well

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