[vdr] Re: set system time without root priviledges

C.Y.M syphir at syphir.sytes.net
Sun Jul 24 11:27:45 CEST 2005


Simon Baxter wrote:
>>>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?? 
> 

No, the idea is to run vdr as an unprivileged user and use sudo to set the time.

C.



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