[mythtv] unprivileged user?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at debian.org
Mon Aug 11 23:08:11 EDT 2003

On Mon, Aug 11, 2003 at 06:34:19PM -0700, Chris Petersen wrote:

> call me a security nut, but wouldn't it be a good idea for myth to
> chuser on startup to something of its own?  Would prevent some nasty
> system problems for those of us who've been running myth as root via
> sysV startup scripts - that way, myth couldn't write to the reserved
> file system blocks and overload the machine.
> Anyway, I'm going to at least go modify my sysV script for now.  But
> it'd be cool if myth did this on its own.

There is no reason whatsoever to run any part of mythtv as root in the first
place (the debs don't), so I don't think it's necessary to have myth itself
try to switch to another user.  Just start it as the user that you want to
run it as.

 - mdz

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