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Old 03-16-2003, 08:46 AM   #1
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Making dnsmaq run under a different user

Hi .. I am running the dnsmasq caching dns forwarder on my linux router....

It defaulty runs under the user "nobody", but i want to make it run under a different user, such as "dnsmasq".

Is this just a simple case of useradd dndsmasq <yadda yadda> then groupadd dnsmasq, setting a password on dnsmasq, then changing the dnsmasq config to use user dnsmasq?

Is this 'secure' ?


Old 03-16-2003, 09:42 AM   #2
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Well giving dnsmasq a password would be less secure than keeping the existing "nobody" user without a password. I'd say keep the existing user to run this process as it was setup to run that way.


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