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Subject: Re: procServ and user id
From: "J. Lewis Muir" <jlmuir@imca-cat.org>
To: "Konrad, Martin" <konrad@frib.msu.edu>, EPICS Tech Talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2014 13:32:15 -0500
On 5/21/14, 1:05 PM, Konrad, Martin wrote:
> Hi,
> I am wondering if it is possible to run a process inside procServ
> using a non-root user id (for security reasons). I didn't find
> anything in the man page.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Martin
>
> P.S.: Running procServ itself as a non-root user might be difficult
> since it needs to open log files, open the telnet port etc.

Hi, Martin.

This is not answering your question directly, but if you're on a
Unix-like OS, you could use the setuidgid program from Dan Bernstein's
daemontools [1] package.

Lewis

[1] http://cr.yp.to/daemontools.html

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