[patch] changing uid of the server

Edward Rudd erudd at netfor.com
Wed Sep 19 19:07:07 UTC 2007

Yuppers, my init.d script does exactly that, it switches to
non-privileged user and runs djabberd.  The only benefit of having the
daemon changing euids itself would be the *absent minded sysadmin*
running djabberd manually on the root prompt. Especially during testing
and messing up all the file permissions:).

Jeremy Lawler wrote:
> I think I must be missing something.  Jabber doesn't use any low
> numbered ports, so why do you need to change the uid after you start
> it?  You can start the server as an unprivileged account and bypass
> the whole "changing UIDs" thing.
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