[mythtv] unprivileged user?
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.
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