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 suggests that mod_cap can fiddle with this. > > > >  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 _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"