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Subject: Re: procServ and user id
From: "Hartman, Steven M." <hartmansm@ornl.gov>
To: "Konrad, Martin" <konrad@frib.msu.edu>
Cc: EPICS Tech Talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2014 18:48:04 +0000
On May 21, 2014, at 2:05 PM, "Konrad, Martin" <konrad@frib.msu.edu> wrote:

> 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.

We use procServ to run IOCs on Linux using a non-root user id. We set up a system account to make management easier (but there is nothing preventing the use of an ordinary user account). The account has no special privileges beyond having needed file access (via group memberships). No problem opening telnet ports (as long as you use ports >1024). 

Are you seeing problems running procServ under a non-root account?

-- 
Steven Hartman
hartmansm@ornl.gov




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