[Buildbot-devel] drop privileges in master?

Dmitry Nezhevenko dion at dion.org.ua
Mon Aug 1 19:24:31 UTC 2011

On Mon, Aug 01, 2011 at 02:13:14PM -0500, Dustin J. Mitchell wrote:
> 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.

+1 here. I'm running it with lighttpd frontend. And it works pretty well.
As a benefit, you can also host some related resources on same server like
build artifacts, etc.

WBR, Dmitry
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