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From Tim Funk <funk...@joedog.org>
Subject Re: Why run tomcat as root
Date Thu, 05 Dec 2002 12:06:04 GMT
Run apache as one id (nobody?)
Run tomcat as another id (tomcat?)

Running as root ... dangerous.

Sanjaya Singharage wrote:
> with respect to security what is the best way to run tomcat on linux? I am
> running tomcat3.2.3 with apache1.3.26 and mod_jk
> 1. Run as root?
> 2. Run as nobody?
> 3.Run as other user (eg. tomcat)?
> 
> why is running tomcat as a certain user more secure than running it as
> others?
> If this is the appropriate place to ask a question on apache and tomcat,
> what would be the answer to the same question regarding running apache and
> tomcat together.
> 
> thanx.
> 


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