File owner Numbers instead of Username - tracking

jeroman8

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When you login as a regular user the owner of the files is a number instead
of the actuall username.

Where do I find this list of numbers to go with correct usernames ?

I'm tracking a spammer who sent out mail as nobody and all I got is
this number, if it really is this number, from the mailque - nobody 99 32096

So I'm looking for the username to go with 32096 :)

Anyone ?
 

chirpy

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Jun 15, 2002
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Go on, have a guess
Don't confuse users (UID) with groups (GID).

nobody 99 32096

99 is the user nobody, which you can check with:

grep :99: /etc/passwd

32096 is the group, which you can lookup with:

grep :32096: /etc/group