[vdr] VDR 1.3.38 and "-u root"
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.
> 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.
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 ;-)
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