[icecast] Reccomended user? Root or "normal"?
mark at knm.org
Wed Sep 12 19:12:49 UTC 2001
I run icecast as "nobody". There have been exploits of icecast
in the past, so running as root is definitely a serious risk.
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
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