uid of perlbal process?

Daniel Risacher magnus at alum.mit.edu
Mon Feb 12 17:13:01 UTC 2007

I installed perlbal recently (in prep for trying to make cometd work), and I was
mildly disturbed to not see any way to make it run as a user other than root. 
Since it needs to grab port 80, it obviously needs to start as root, but it
seems like it could (should?) drop root privledge after opening the listen
socket.  I'm pretty accustomed to the idea of the web server running as (largely
unprivledged) user "www-data".

Has this come up before?


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