[vdr] VDR 1.3.38 and "-u root"

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Thu Jan 12 09:32:10 CET 2006


Andreas Holzhammer - GMX wrote:
> 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

I'll make it so that it runs under the user id of the caller,
and only sets it to a different one if the caller is 'root' and
the '-u' option is given (with a different user name than 'root').

For Ludwig Nussl there will be a Make.config option ;-)

Klaus



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