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INN FAQ Part 3

NOTE: The maintainers of the INN FAQ stopped publishing in December 1997.
An important update to this topic is provided by Mib Software in the Usenet RKT for Subscribers.

Subject: (3.1) What runs as what?

1.  The first "make install" MUST RUN AS ROOT.
2.  Other "make install" runs as "root", but sometimes "news" will work.
3.  "rc.news" runs as "root" for versions prior to 1.5 and as "news"
	for INN1.5 and later.
4.  "news.daily" runs as "news".
5.  ALL CRON JOBS (sendbatch, sendnntp, send-ihave, etc.) run as "news".

        "rc.news" runs as root, since it runs from rc.local (which
            runs as root) and since it runs things that start out
            as root but become "news" after doing special things.
        "make install" runs as "root" because it has to do "chown" to
          set up files securely.

If your innd nevertheless runs as root, then also look at INN FAQ #7.52


[Source: INN FAQ Part 3 Archive-name: usenet/software/inn-faq/part3]
[Last Changed: $Date: 1997/11/03 18:15:12 $ $Revision: 2.18 $]
[Copyright: 1997 Heiko Rupp, portions by Tom Limoncelli, Rich Salz, et al.]