[tor-relays] switching from root to unprivileged user

TorGate torgate at linux-hus.dk
Wed Feb 14 19:50:40 UTC 2018

ok thanks

regards Steffen

> Am 14.02.2018 um 20:48 schrieb Zack Weinberg <zackw at cmu.edu>:
> On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 2:43 PM, Quintin <tor-admin at portaltodark.world> wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 7:34 PM George <george at queair.net> wrote:
>>> TorGate:
>>>> is this a god ide tor running as root ?
>>> It doesn't run as root. root starts the daemon, then switches over to
>>> unprivileged/nologin _tor user.
>> Is this the case even if "ps -C tor u"  shows it runs as root?
> No, 'ps' should show the unprivileged user. Check whether you have a
> "User" setting in your torrc.  (I think George was referring
> specifically to the way FreeBSD pkgsrc configures tor.)
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