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From Dmitri Colebatch <>
Subject Re: Run tomcat as root ?
Date Sat, 21 Jul 2001 01:27:30 GMT
I'm not sure about any specific risks, but I wouldn't run _anything_ as
root on any unix based system.  Tomcat doesn't need to bind to ports under
1024 which is the only reason I can think that you would want to run as


On Fri, 20 Jul 2001, Nils O. [iso-8859-1] Selåsdal wrote:

> Currently we are running Tomcat as root on a  linux machine , are there any 
> know security risks by doing so? SHould i rather run tomcat as another, 
> restricted user ?
> -- 
> Nils O. Selåsdal

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