dip: unused group but still available.

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Sep 12 14:46:30 UTC 2013

On 13-09-12 10:35 AM, Daniel Curtis wrote:
> Hi
> By reading Ubuntu Wiki[1] about Device Permissions we can
> find something interesting in 'Implementation' subheading
> and notes about various default groups. My question is about
> a 'dip' group, which is available in e.g. Xubuntu 12.04 LTS.
> It's very interesting, because on mentioned Wiki page we could
> read, that 'dip' group is unused in Ubuntu.
> * dip: Unused in Ubuntu, should just go away completely.

The 'dip' group is used to control access to pppd.

> But this group is still in '/etc/group' file. Also default user is already
> in 'dip' group. So what should I do? Remove, leave as is or delete
> user from this group? Generally: why it's available when Wiki page
> contains different information?

Why not just leave it as-is?

The wiki page you linked is about 'Intrepid', which is an old release, and not
the release you are currently using.


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