[Buildbot-devel] drop privileges in master?

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Mon Aug 1 19:13:14 UTC 2011

On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 2:06 PM, Ian Zimmerman <itz at buug.org> wrote:
> 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
> buildmaster?
> 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.

The usual solution is to run some sort of HTTP proxy in front of the
buildmaster - nginx, lighttpd, etc.


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