[patch] changing uid of the server

Michael Scherer misc at mandriva.org
Wed Sep 19 13:47:03 UTC 2007

Selon Michael Scherer <misc at mandriva.org>:

> Hi,
> I think it would be nice to be able to change uid of djabberd after the
> various
> ports have been opened, in order to enhance security.
> Since no one has done it before, here is a quick patch against trunk.
> It add a -u/--uid option to specify the user ( uid or username ), and a
> corresponding option.
> The uid is changed after opening all sockets, like most daemons does.
> I have done some basic testing, but I didn't deployed yet.
> Any comments on it ?
> And if this is ok, can someone with proper access commit it on trunk ?
> ( and also suggest how this can be tested, because running test as root is
> dangerous and should be avoided ).

Ok, doing more test showed me two problem :
1) the code dealing with pidfile is wrong, the chown call was wrong. ididn't

2) when creating a pid file, the file is created with a umask of 777 ( and
that's why i didn't see the problem of chown ). I propose to force 0644 on it.

Here is two patch, a fixed version of previous one ( that was not sent, sorry ) 
and one for problem 2.

Michael Scherer
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