Bug 171604 - mDNSResponder runs as "nobody"
Summary: mDNSResponder runs as "nobody"
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: howl
Version: 4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jason Vas Dias
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-10-24 09:29 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-12-20 22:35:03 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2005-10-24 09:29:41 UTC
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Description of problem:
The mDNSResponder process runs as "nobody". This seems like a bug.

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Comment 1 Jason Vas Dias 2005-12-20 22:35:03 UTC
No, this is not a bug - the mDNSResponder is intentionally run as 'nobody'
in the initscript, to ensure it has non-root privileges.
There are no problems caused by it running as 'nobody' .

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2005-12-20 23:23:49 UTC
This bug was more "why doesn't it have it's own username" than "is it meant to
run as nobody", sorry if I wasn't more clear.

For example, postfix, bind, httpd, etc etc all run with their own uid.

Say somebody writes a simple daemon, and sees the nobody account. "I'll use
that", they think. Now the daemon and the nobody account have permissions on
each others data.

Why doesn't mDNSResponder follow the behaviour of the other packages?

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