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Old 09-09-2010, 11:51 AM   #1
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Question Start a daemon as general user

I need to allow certain users (who do not have root access) to be able to stop and start specific daemons. Can anyone tell how I can do this in Linux?
Old 09-09-2010, 12:17 PM   #2
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Use sudo

More info here.
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:26 PM   #3
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You can allow these users to use sudo.
For example to start apache, they would type something like:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache start

Use visudo to configure the permissions (this edits /etc/sudoers, try man sudoers first)
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