I am Abhilash T.G of Amrita University, I would like to work on the bug
6530498.My SCA number is OS0183
The bug synopsis is..
Bug ID 6530498
Synopsis HA DNS should provide a property to allow the DNS service to be
run as a non-root user
State 1-Dispatched (Default State)
Keywords DNS | named | non-root | oss-bite-size | oss-request | user
Commit to Fix
Submit Date 02-MAR-2007
Last Update Date 20-DEC-2007
Customer request via the Sun Cluster forum:
I'd like the DNS HA Agent for Sun Cluster 3.2 to be modified so that the admin
can choose to run BIND as a
non-root user ie. named. This functionality is desirable for security reasons,
as it gives the admin a layer of protection in the event that BIND is
compromised. As a non-root process, it won't be capable of doing
as much damage as a compromised root process could. This behaviour is similar
to how Apache works, and is already available by specifying "-u <userid>" when
starting BIND from the command line, or setting 'user'
and 'group' in method_credential in the SMF manifest.