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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Tomcat 6 crash, no log, no hs_err_pid file
Date Fri, 06 May 2011 08:10:53 GMT
On 06/05/2011 08:41, Mikolaj Rydzewski wrote:
> On Fri, 6 May 2011 02:35:17 +0200, Jakub Królikowski wrote:
> 
>>> My $0.02: do not run tomcat as root.
>>
>> Why?
> 
> For security purposes. One should run processes/services with lowest
> privileges possible.

+1

> Is there any reason you have to run it as root? If so, implement a
> lightweight daemon that will run with root priviliges and run tomcat as
> a normal user.

That would be jsvc, part of the commons daemon project.

Mark




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