[bf1942] chown on start?

Reinder P. Gerritsen reinder at strikerz.net
Fri Jun 27 02:28:45 EDT 2003

I use a generic starting script running from root that first makes sure
all files are owned by the user that runs the game, then fires up a
screen and changes to that specific user.

# Run
/bin/chown -R bfds.games $PATH
<insert any other permission handling programs such as chmod>
cd $PATH
/usr/bin/screen -dmS bfserver /bin/su $USER -c "./bf1942_lnxded
+statusMonitor 1 +game $MOD"

Or... Is this a security issue to the root user because screen is
running as root?


-----Original Message-----
From: Casey Zacek [mailto:bfb-bf at bogleg.org] 
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 17:42
To: bf1942 at icculus.org
Subject: Re: [bf1942] chown on start?

Christian Lahme wrote (at Thu, Jun 26, 2003 at 05:27:22PM +0200):
> Hello Andreas,
> Is bf1942_lnxded doing a chown every start? Is it possible to set this

> by ServerSettings.con. Our System has to have different owners for the

> configfiles. The starting user is in a group with the file-owner, but 
> they aren?t the same.
> Is there any possibilty to get this in next ob?

Only root can chown.  I don't run bf1942 as root, so mine certainly
isn't chowning anything.

-- Casey Zacek (Zippo)                  Beer for Breakfast servers (CS multi-map)     <http://bfb.bogleg.org/> (CS inferno/dust2/aztec/militia) Dallas, TX (BF1942)

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