[vdr] VDR 1.3.38 and "-u root"

Andreas Holzhammer - GMX andreas.holzhammer at gmx.de
Thu Jan 12 09:17:38 CET 2006


Joachim Wilke schrieb:
> 2006/1/10, Ludwig Nussel <ludwig.nussel at suse.de 
> <mailto:ludwig.nussel at suse.de>>:
> 
>     I vote for automatically using user vdr when started as root to
>     promote the unprivileged user mode and to emphasize that using root
>     is not recommended.
> 
> I would prefer a secure default setting too. Experienced users, or 
> people who think they are, can override it on the commandline, so nobody 
> is forced to use the secure default.
> 
> Joachim.

IMHO a program should always run as the user who invoked it, unless told 
otherwise. Silently changing the userid does look very counterintuitive 
to me.

But then I'm a strong believer in "do what i told you", no "do what you 
think is the best for me", especially when it comes to computers.

Andreas



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