Re: Unprivileged default user for "tiny" daemons?

From: Felix Palmen <>
Date: Tue, 09 May 2023 08:26:27 UTC
* Brooks Davis <> [20230509 08:11]:
> On Tue, May 09, 2023 at 10:05:15AM +0200, Felix Palmen wrote:
> > * Felix Palmen <> [20230508 18:39]:
> > So, takeaway is: There is no safe choice other than allocating a
> > dedicated UID for every single daemon, even if it doesn't need to
> > own/access any files? Is this really correct?
> This is clearly the right choice even it's a bit of a pain.

Thanks for confirming. Well, my concern wasn't the hassle to actually do
that, but more the confusion created by the comment on top of UIDs, and
also the fact that this seems to be a "waste" of precious "uid space"
below 1000 if you don't need any file permissions...

But seems there's indeed no immediate solution here :(

Cheers, Felix

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