000018481 - iPlanet Web Server will not install when 'nobody' is selected as the system user

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Article Number000018481
Applies ToiPlanet Web Server
Netscape Enterprise Server
HP-UX
IssueiPlanet Web Server will not install when "nobody" is selected as the system user
Error: "The system will not allow you to run the iPlanet Servers as "nobody". Choose another user."
CauseNetscape has published the following in regards to installing iPlanet or Enterprise Server on HP-UX systems:
73709 [HP-UX ONLY]. You cannot install an Enterprise Server with a default user of "nobody".
The GID of nogroup on most HP systems is a number less than 0. This causes a problem when installing the iPlanet Web Server or Netscape Enterprise Server on HP-UX platforms.    
ResolutionCreate a user called "webuser" with the VI editor. The entry in the /etc/passwd file for this user should look like this:

webuser:*:<UID>:<GID>::/:

NOTE:  The GUID must not be a negative number.

During the installation of the webserver software, use 'webuser' when prompted for 'nobody.'
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