[Buildbot-devel] drop privileges in master?

Ian Zimmerman itz at buug.org
Mon Aug 1 19:06:37 UTC 2011

I would really like to have the web status served on port 80,
but I also dislike the idea of running the build master as root.

In other daemons, the usual solution is that the daemon opens
the port before doing anything else, then does a setuid() to a
configurable user.  Is there anything similar I can do with the

Or maybe there's a way to do that with inetd?  Unfortunately I
have almost no experience with inetd as most daemons are meant to
run standalone on newish Linuxen.

Ian Zimmerman
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