alexus at gmail.com
Wed May 20 14:13:17 UTC 2009
On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 7:46 AM, Mel Flynn
<mel.flynn+fbsd.questions at mailing.thruhere.net> wrote:
> 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.
>  http://forums.proftpd.org/smf/index.php?topic=1315.0
if i set User in proftpd.conf to root, then it runs as a root
the other thing is mod_cap has something to do with Linux compatibility w/ POSIX
I run FreeBSD...
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