[lsb-discuss] adding a userid setting to LSB start_daemon

Wichmann, Mats D mats.d.wichmann at intel.com
Sat Oct 6 02:34:28 PDT 2007


LSB bug 1223 is a feature request for the
LSB initscript feature.  The link for those
who want to comment is:

http://bugs.linuxbase.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1223


For those who don't feel like going to the bug page,
here's the description:

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When using start_daemon from /lib/lsb/init-functions, I can only start a
daemon 
as root, which is often not desired for security reasons. 
 
Suggestion: Add a "-u" option to start_daemon that takes an LSB
certified user.
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this seems like a fairly reasonable idea, although
the need for everyone's implementation to be updated
to support this makes it out of scope for LSB 3.2.

Comments?




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