Troels Arvin troels at
Thu Jul 29 03:48:05 PDT 2004


Why does cupsd run as root? - Couldn't it change to a dedicated user after
having aquired the relevant port(s)? ntpd, named, and others do this.

I want to run cupsd as a non-root user to minimize the impact if a
security hole is found in Cups.

Greetings from Troels Arvin, Copenhagen, Denmark

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