[icecast] Reccomended user? Root or "normal"?

Xavier Montero xmontero at dsitelecom.com
Wed Sep 12 18:43:21 UTC 2001

Is there any problem to run icecast as a normal user? I know that
if run along with liveice, I'll have to setup /dev/dsp to that
user, but what about TCP/IP ports? Will it be able to run normally
or I have to run it as root?

Will this help in the stability of the system? This would allow a
crash to only crash the user's memory space and not the system's

Any suggestion is welcome.

Xavier Montero - Digital Sound Items, scp
Tel: 93 589 71 91 - Fax: 93 590 10 96 - Cell: 630 59 01 62
www.dsitelecom.com - xmontero at dsitelecom.com

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