Gotcha, and to switch to another user it would have to use SUID which would be terrible practice, right? Cups on my computer has about 15 files associated with it. Here are the permissions for two of those files: Code: -rw-r--r-- 1 [B]root root[/B] 4617 2011-09-27 09:16 cupsd.conf -rw-r--r-- 1 [B]root root[/B] 4737 2011-09-27 09:16 cupsd.conf.default Which indicates that it is indeed owned by root, and is in the group root. It doesn't use SUID because if it did, there would be an "s" listed in this part: rw-r--r--. I just learned about linux permissions (literally) yesterday so there's plenty of room for me to be wrong/misled. That's why I was looking for a source.