startup scripts in /usr/local/etc/rc.d
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Thu Dec 11 22:01:04 PST 2003
David Bear <David.Bear at asu.edu> writes:
> I am wondering if scripts in /usr/local/etc/rc.d MUST be owned by root
> in order to be run.
No. They have to be executable by root.
> If I have a daemon on want started, AND I want it to run as user
> "DORK", can I have the binary and the startscript owned by user "DORK"
> in order to have it started that way?
It will run, but it will still run as root.
> the more I think about this, the more I get confused...
> If a startup script lives in /usr/local/etc/rc.d does its ownership
> determine the ownership of the process it starts?
> or is the the owner of the binary the script starts that determines
> the owner of the process
Not that either.
> And, if it needs to change ownership, is it up to the program itself
> to change who it runs as?
The script can start a program under a different user if it wants.
Many of the standard ones do so, typically using su(1).
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area:
resume/CV at http://be-well.ilk.org:8088/~lowell/resume/
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