Solaris and the "news" user

Russ Allbery rra at
Mon Apr 11 21:44:54 UTC 2005

Bill Sellers <w.a.sellers at> writes:

> Another point we may want to address is the configuration of the news
> user account on Solaris.  It appears that Sun has altered the behavior
> in Solaris 8 (with patches), Solaris 9 and 10 of locked user accounts.
> Sun makes a distinction of non-login accounts (NP) and locked accounts
> (*LK*).  If someone configures the news user to have a locked account
> (*LK*), then the news.daily will not run in cron.  The options are to
> have a real password, or to use NP.

Thanks, I added a note to INSTALL.

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