>>I installed it as root and am root when I issue the start command.
>This is exactly what you should not be. Normally no daemons should run as "root", 
>because it's a potential security hole.
>Your linux box should have a user "zope", under which the daemon should run. just do a
>   su - zope
>and run the "start" script again. For me that did do the trick.

I thought it was more secure to start it as root so that it runs as nobody (top shows 
it running as user nobody).

I created a blank Z2.pid file, changed the owner to nobody, and now it seems to be 

Can anyone confirm the most secure way to run Zope?

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