Just installed ircd. When I try to run it, it asks me to change the password for user nobody (root enforced). In /etc/rc.d/ircd is the following line:
if [ -z "$PID" ] && su -c /usr/sbin/ircd -- nobody
so that's where it's coming from .. When I start it, I get the message
You are required to change your password immediately (root enforced).
Changing password for nobody
(current) UNIX password:
I wonder what the consequences are for changing the password for nobody? I got quite some stuff running as nobody: httpd, icecast, rp-ppp, rpc.statd. Plus, what is the password for nobody? I tried hitting enter, or "nobody", but both don't work
You should probably change --nobody to --<your_username>.
If have user "nobody" on your computer, you can change that users password by running passwd as root.