[Dnsmasq-discuss] dnsmasq question - running as root or user

Audio Phile da_audiophile at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 22 10:39:59 BST 2009

1) What is the advantage of having dnsmasq run as a non-root user?
2) Is there any kernel module required to do so on 2.6.30?

According to some old docs, there was a requirement CONFIG_SECURITY_CAPABILITIES parameter, but it obsolete on kernel versions >2.6.26 (reference 1).  Nor does it appear in the config documentation for the latest kernel (reference 2).

1)  http://cateee.net/lkddb/web-lkddb/SECURITY_CAPABILITIES.html
2)  http://www.kernel.org/doc/menuconfig/x86.html


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