[icecast] A few Newbie Questions

Jack Moffitt jack at icecast.org
Sun Feb 25 20:23:20 UTC 2001

'nobody' is already an unpriveledged user on most systems.  You could
run icecast as nobody, and the only problem would be if you also ran a
webserver (since a security violation in either could potentially damage
the others files). In practice with icecast and a non-critical
webserver, this is probably fine.

As for the editing of /etc/passwd, remember that most systems, * the
password there by default, and the real password is elsewhere.
/etc/shadow is the place usually in linux.


> You're going to need root access.  Presumably you have it if you have
> control over icecast.
> You could do a simple adduser.  Then use your favorite editor and open up
> the /etc/passwd file (again as root).  You'll need to read up on what each
> of the fields are, but in short you'll want to * the password
> field for that new user.  You'll also want to change the shell to
> /bin/false.
> Basically at that point you should have a non-priv'd acct.
> Anyone else have any suggestions?
> On Sun, 25 Feb 2001, Andrew M. Wu wrote:
> > One question though - how do I create a pseudo user?

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