startup daemon as unpriviliged user
freebsd at keyslapper.org
Sat Feb 14 08:55:26 PST 2004
Bingo! Thanks a bunch!
I'll check out gettytab too, but the @reboot is exactly what I needed
On 02/13/04 08:04 PM, Craig Reyenga sat at the `puter and typed:
> man 5 crontab -- check out "@reboot"
> Or, for something crazy, man gettytab; you can autologin on a tty and then
> use a shell script to do all kinds of fun things. I used to run X without
> xdm that way.
> Hope this helps.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Louis LeBlanc" <freebsd at keyslapper.org>
> To: "FreeBSD Questions" <freebsd-questions at FreeBSD.org>
> Sent: Friday, February 13, 2004 7:47 PM
> Subject: startup daemon as unpriviliged user
> > Hey everyone. Here's a general question for you.
> > I have a FreeBSD 4.8 system that runs fetchmail for me as an
> > unprivileged everyday userid. The problem is that the machine isn't
> > on the most reliable powergrid one could hope for.
> > So when the system comes back up after going down, I ALWAYS forget
> > that I have to get fetchmail restarted. If I forget for too long,
> > there's so much mail it blows the server that receives the mail into
> > oblivion (also FreeBSD 4.8, running Sendmail, Cyrus Imapd, and the
> > main culprit, Spamassassin - spamd). This is so bad that I often have
> > to reboot the receiving system.
> > So, how can I get a process to run automatically on startup for an
> > unprivileged user?
> > Thanks.
> > Lou
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