[icecast] Different User

harvey smith harvey at buskers.org
Sun Apr 22 22:39:28 PDT 2001



Hi All,

Hey there is no reason to run icecast as root.  So the easy thing is just
not run icecast as root. In fact why are you running as root to begin
with?? 

On Mon, 23 Apr 2001, Steve Smith wrote:

> "Tweaker" == Tweaker  <tweaker at yahoo.com> writes:
> > Is there a way that I can have icecast run as a different user other
> > than root?
> 
> I'm currently working on a patch against CVS that will add the ability
> to drop root privileges and (optionally) enter a chroot jail.  This
> can be done using 'su' and 'chroot' from the command-line/startup
> script, but being able to specify it in the config is a lot
> easier/cleaner to me.
> 
> Let me know if you want to be a tester for it.
> 
> Steve
> 
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