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Wed May 20 11:46:51 UTC 2009
On Tuesday 19 May 2009 21:18:48 alexus wrote:
> On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 2:26 PM, Mehul Ved <mehul.n.ved at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 11:14 PM, alexus <alexus at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> i start it as a root, but it switchs to non-root
> >> nobody 52346 0.0 0.1 11820 4208 ?? SsJ Sun06PM 0:00.66
> >> proftpd: (accepting connections) (proftpd)
> > Check the value for 'user' in proftpd.conf. It will be nobody. Change
> > it to root.
> > --
> > Dyslexics have more fnu. - http://kingsly.net/tmp/fortune.php/1242364116
> wouldn't it sort of make it more risky in terms of security to run
> ftpd as root vs nobody?
> in general daemon do not run as root and thats for a reason..
Yes, don't do it. Is proftpd started as root? Then this shouldn't occur,
although a forum post suggests that mod_cap can fiddle with this.
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