On Wednesday 20 May 2009 16:13:15 alexus wrote:
> On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 7:46 AM, Mel Flynn
>
> <mel.flynn+fbsd.questi...@mailing.thruhere.net> wrote:
> > On Tuesday 19 May 2009 21:18:48 alexus wrote:
> >> On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 2:26 PM, Mehul Ved <mehul.n....@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 11:14 PM, alexus <ale...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> >> i start it as a root, but it switchs to non-root
> >> >>
> >> >> nobody 52346  0.0  0.1 11820  4208  ??  SsJ  Sun06PM   0:00.66
> >> >> proftpd: (accepting connections) (proftpd)
> >> >
> >> > Check the value for 'user' in proftpd.conf. It will be nobody. Change
> >> > it to root.
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> >
> >> > Dyslexics have more fnu.  -
> >> > http://kingsly.net/tmp/fortune.php/1242364116
> >>
> >> wouldn't it sort of make it more risky in terms of security to run
> >> ftpd as root vs nobody?
> >> in general daemon do not run as root and thats for a reason..
> >
> > Yes, don't do it. Is proftpd started as root? Then this shouldn't occur,
> > although a forum post[1] suggests that mod_cap can fiddle with this.
> >
> > [1] http://forums.proftpd.org/smf/index.php?topic=1315.0
> > --
> > Mel
>
> if i set User in proftpd.conf to root, then it runs as a root

I said *start* as root. Theoretically, the pass phrase part for your 
certificate comes before dropping privileges. But maybe there's a bug in the 
code. Is proftpd running jailed or not?

-- 
Mel
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