[Icecast] Problem One: Running Icecast on Port 80..

Ian Andrew Bell hello at ianbell.com
Thu Sep 30 17:27:20 PDT 2004


On 30-Sep-04, at 5:24 PM, Karl Heyes wrote:
>
>> 	WARNING: You should not run icecast2 as root
>> 	Use the changeowner directive in the config file
>
> http://www.icecast.org/docs/icecast-2.0.2/ 
> icecast2_config_file.html#security
>
> As with apache, you start as root then it changes to run as another
> user, just state the user/group

Right, so my icecast.xml file says:

     <security>
         <chroot>0</chroot>

         <changeowner>
             <user>root</user>
             <group>root</group>
         </changeowner>

     </security>

... and here's what happens when I execute:

[root at pamplona bin]# Changed groupid to 0.
Changed userid to 0.
WARNING: You should not run icecast2 as root
Use the changeowner directive in the config file

-Ian.



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