[vdr] Re: set system time without root priviledges

Simon Baxter linuxtv at nzbaxters.com
Sun Jul 24 11:17:03 CEST 2005


>>
>> If I'm understanding the su correctly, and vdr must be run as root but 
>> the
>> date set will be done by another user, I can't see the point!  If you're
>> running vdr as root you're already running an 'untrusted' application 
>> with
>> full machine rights.  Why then switch to another user just for the date
>> set?
> It's exactly the opposite: VDR drops all root privileges, except the
> capability to set the time.
>
> S.

I'm confused.

So you run VDR as root or not?? 





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