Re: New user for logcheck
>>>>> "Michael" == Michael Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Michael> I saw them the first time, but thanks for wasting
Michael> bandwidth. All the points you quoted depend on context,
Michael> which wasn't provided in the original email. His followup
Michael> did provide the necessary details, and make it clear that
Michael> running as nobody would be inappropriate in this case.
I am not sure if you were complaining here or not...
Anyway, I believe my post was justified, because the original poster
stated that he intended to run the daemon from cron.
As this involves running a separate process, then using a shared user
id would open up security holes (eg with signals).
Perhaps I could have stripped some of the comments though, on file
handling, which I agree, depended on more information.
Please do not reply/followup to this message unless you have further
information to add.
Brian May <email@example.com>