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Re: RFC: A Simple Socket Server Using 'inetd'

by idsfa (Vicar)
on Apr 13, 2006 at 19:31 UTC ( #543199=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to RFC: A Simple Socket Server Using 'inetd'

Running anything as root that does not need to be is a bad habit to get into, even for a "quick and dirty" program like this. Especially anything that you have set up to be available from now until you go back in and remove it (even across reboots). Change:

secshsms stream tcp nowait root /usr/local/bin/ + secshsms


secshsms stream tcp nowait nobody /usr/local/bin/ + secshsms

This change runs your program as the almost completely unprivileged user "nobody". (man inetd.conf)

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Re^2: RFC: A Simple Socket Server Using 'inetd'
by samizdat (Vicar) on Apr 13, 2006 at 19:50 UTC
    excellent point. update in progress.

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