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- Red Hat Enterprise Linux
In RHEL 6, when the server is up in run level 5, a list of users from /etc/passwd appears on the console. Building our first production boxes on RHEL 6, we were asked to remove this as the customer viewed it as a security issue for anyone with access to the VMWare console to be able to view all user accounts on the server.
I don't think this feature is needed and provides more of a risk to security than any benefits. This can be edited by going to opening /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/%gconf-tree.xml and change the boolean for disable_user_list from false to true. I'd like to see this removed in the RHEL 7.