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0000038easycwmpHelppublic2015-02-26 10:24
Reportertomdjpn Assigned Tomohamed.kallel  
Status resolvedResolutionno change required 
OSDebian Jessie 
Summary0000038: Can't run easycwmpd as non-root user
DescriptionIs it possible to run easycwmpd (the daemon) as a non-root user?
I would like to do this for obvious security reasons.

I've tried getting ubusd running as the same non-root user (works fine), giving full permissions on the entire /opt/dev/easycwmp folder, adding execute rights for scripts in the dependencies, giving write access to /var/log/syslog etc etc, but easycwmpd resolutely refuses to run unless root user.
Nothing is written to any log file as far as I can see, so it's hard to diagnose further.

(easycwmp the script works fine - it's just the daemon that won't run).
Steps To Reproduceas above
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2015-02-25 05:39

reporter   ~0000128

Looking at the source, I note main() does a check of the UID and fails if not 0 (root). This is understandable because daemon needs capabilities e.g. to open socket.
Could it be imagined to do something similar to apache/nginx where the master process runs as root but the workers are non-root?


2015-02-25 10:42

administrator   ~0000130

You can run as non root only if you have permission on your non-root user to use sockets.
And also you need permissions to create file under /var/run

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-02-24 11:52 tomdjpn New Issue
2015-02-25 05:39 tomdjpn Note Added: 0000128
2015-02-25 10:42 mohamed.kallel Note Added: 0000130
2015-02-25 16:38 mohamed.kallel Category Bug => Help
2015-02-25 16:43 mohamed.kallel Priority high => normal
2015-02-25 16:43 mohamed.kallel Severity major => minor
2015-02-26 10:24 mohamed.kallel Status new => resolved
2015-02-26 10:24 mohamed.kallel Resolution open => no change required
2015-02-26 10:24 mohamed.kallel Assigned To => mohamed.kallel