running port as non-root

rihad rihad at
Fri Nov 30 02:02:51 PST 2007

Hi, I'm trying to run the net/openradius port as non-root
by first changing /usr/local/etc/rc.d/openradius:

. /etc/rc.subr


load_rc_config ${name}

: ${openradius_enable="NO"}
: ${openradius_flags="-o /var/log/openradius.log"}

+flags="-u radius /usr/local/sbin/radiusd"

run_rc_command "$1"

(Lines marked with -/+ were removed/added by me, respectively).

Then I add the radius user, allow it to run without sudo's asking for
the password, and finally start the thing up:
# pw useradd radius -d /nonexistent -s /usr/sbin/nologin
# visudo
# ... do the necessary chown/chmod on openradius logs/dictionaries ...
# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/openradius start

All fine so far: everything starts up fine and runs. The problem starts
# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/openradius stop
openradius not running?
# ps -auxww | fgrep radiusd
radius 89300  0.0  0.0  3756  1588  ??  Is   10:56AM   0:00.00

any built-in way to make "stop" work, without changing rc.d/ too much?


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