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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: Starting Tomcat as nobody...
Date Mon, 24 Nov 2003 14:01:50 GMT

I like sudo and have been using it for years.  I like commons-daemon too

Yoav Shapira
Millennium ChemInformatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Christopher Schultz []
>Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2003 7:52 PM
>To: Tomcat Users List
>Subject: Re: Starting Tomcat as nobody...
>> % sudo -u nobody /path/to/
>> This seems to work. Pros, Cons?
>I don't have a ton of experience with sudo, but it seems like a good
>idea -- you can lock down the operations that a user is capable of
>doing, etc.
>I have production machines that startup tomcat on boot, and I have
>something like this in the startup scripts:
>su vch -p -c "/usr/local/tomcat/"
>Hope that helps a bit.
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