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From "Rhino" <>
Subject Tomcat running as root?
Date Fri, 01 Oct 2004 16:40:08 GMT
Our instance of Tomcat (4.1.30) is currently running as root. 

Can someone remind me of whether that is the recommended way of running Tomcat? I can't remember
where that would be documented.

If root is not the right ID for Tomcat, what should I use? Can anyone give me (or point me
to) instructions for safely changing the ID for Tomcat?

We are running Mandrake 9.1. (At least I think we are! The administrator was talking about
upgrading to Mandrake 10 but I don't know if he's done it yet.)

rhino1 AT sympatico DOT ca
"There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that
there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make it so complicated that there
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