At 2:08 PM -0500 9/15/99, Apoc wrote:
>I just did a new install of mysql 3.22.25 as an rpm on my RH6.0 system.
>I only installed the client and server daemon.
>The install created a new user mysql. But the daemon is still starting
>up and running as root after a reboot.
>I checked /etc/rc.d/init.d/mysql and see that the line
>"mysql_daemon_user=mysql" is present. I don't get it???
>Does the user "mysql" have to own the daemon? Or does the fact that
>it's running as root really matter much?
Running as root is bad. mysqld should run as some normal unprivileged
user. It's odd that the server process uid isn't being changed,
though. Is there a "mysql" UNIX account on your host?
Paul DuBois, paul@stripped