permission problem with os.setuid
michele.simionato at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 18:16:44 CEST 2004
Benjamin Niemann <b.niemann at betternet.de> wrote in message news:<cieb24$d6s$1 at online.de>...
> Once a process is running as nobody (or any other non-root user account), you
> cannot simple change the uid - that's a (very important) feature not a bug! To
> change the uid you have to be root first, 'sudo' may help you - though I don't
> know about the details how this works...
> Possible pseudocode (and by pseudo I mean pseudo ;)
> if os.getuid() == 0: # I'm root
> elif os.getuid() != 501:
> os.exec*("sudo", "myscript.py") # script is restarted, now as root
> assert os.getuid() == 501
Uhm ... I wanted somewhat to avoid "sudo". Anyway, at the end I have decided
to change the design so that the script is always run as nobody.
This solves as well other issues and I am happy with it.
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