[Opendnssec-develop] dropping privs

John Dickinson jad at jadickinson.co.uk
Thu Aug 13 15:42:26 UTC 2009

Is this just for a  network exposed XFR capable signer or all server  
processes? In other words are we worried about local exploits as well?  
I did think of removing the priv dropping from the enforcer daemon  
code I nicked from NSD since for most stuff there is no need to ever  
run as root in the first place.


On 13 Aug 2009, at 14:38, Jakob Schlyter wrote:

> until we have better support for dropping privs (as we would be  
> using privsep), Jelte & I just agreed to:
> 1. write pid
> 2. chroot
> 3. drop privs
> 4. create any sockets
> we can always try to unlink the pid-file upon exit(), but in case  
> we're chrooted that will fail.
> 	jakob
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