|Summary:||ASTERISK-00859: [request] asterisk as non root user...|
|Date Opened:||2004-01-16 21:23:25.000-0600||Date Closed:||2011-06-07 14:10:43|
|Description:||it would be nice if we could install asterisk as user asterisk, to avoid having a remote root exploit if a bug is found sometimes.|
Maybe a config option to do this would be funky.
And we could optionally set the config files read only, owned by root.
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Some people seem to already do it:
|Comments:||By: cypromis (cypromis) 2004-01-21 02:15:51.000-0600|
All our asteriskses run as user asterisk without problems. Also the directory for install is changed to /opt/asterisk for the install. Did you have any problems doing that ?
By: jrollyson (jrollyson) 2004-01-24 20:05:15.000-0600
Asterisk works fine without root, but you will have to adjust permissions on files and devices accordingly. This isn't realy a bug, but it would be nice to have the permissions set to be compatable with a non-root setup.
By: flavour (flavour) 2004-01-31 15:29:33.000-0600
By: Olle Johansson (oej) 2004-03-22 16:11:44.000-0600
If anyone starts coding and submits a patch, we'll reopen. Otherwise, this is working with some handicraft. Bug closed.