[hobbit] Hobbit startup script.

david.peters at dpi.nsw.gov.au david.peters at dpi.nsw.gov.au
Tue Jun 16 04:54:20 CEST 2009

It still runs as hobbit, it is just that any script in init.d gets run as 
root by init.  So consequently anything that needs to be run by a user 
such as hobbit, has its startup script coded to do an su hobbit -c 
"blahblahblah". In other words, hobbit still runs as hobbit but the 
startup script can be run as root.

Anyway I think this discussion is dead. :-)

David Peters

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Craig Cook <Craig.Cook at carquest.com> wrote on 09/06/2009 11:04:18 PM:

> [image removed] 
> RE: [hobbit] Hobbit startup script.
> Craig Cook 
> to:
> 'hobbit at hswn.dk'
> 10/06/2009 12:33 AM
> Please respond to hobbit
> >Sorry I wasn't asking how to do it, just why the script has to run as 
> >hobbit when you install out of the box.
> It?s a security thing.  It is not good practice to run applications 
> as root.  If someone exploits a ?let to be discovered? bug in Xymon 
> they will not be able to crash it and become root.
> Craig

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