[Pkg-exim4-users] User running Debian-exim

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Tue Oct 14 18:48:55 UTC 2008

José de Jesús Gutiérrez Ramírez <jgtez at previtep.com> wrote:
> I'm not able to receive mails on a pc running exim, I think could be
> a permissions problem.
> when I run ps -ef command I see the next text

> 1004     10116     1  0 09:14 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/exim4 -bd -q30m
> root     10141  9937  0 09:19 pts/0    00:00:00 grep exim

> Usually instead of 1004 should appears the name of user running
> exim, that is Debian-exim, looking in my /etc/passwd file I see that
> 1004 is the number of the user Debian-exim. Why does appears the
> number of the user and not the name?


ps intentionally displays the numerical user id instead of the
corresponding names if the name is longer than 8 characters.

cu andreas

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