[icecast] Reccomended user? Root or "normal"?
daleg at elemental.org
Wed Sep 12 19:00:22 UTC 2001
On Wed, 12 Sep 2001, Xavier Montero wrote:
| 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?
I always run icecast as user "nobody", and there's no problems with
running it as a non-root user. As long as icecast is using TCP ports that
are > 1024, you do no need to be root to bind to them.
| 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
It will have no effect on stability of the system. Even when you run the
app as root, you are using protected memory.
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