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Bug 801370 - www-servers/nginx: Entirely running as non-root via capabilities
Summary: www-servers/nginx: Entirely running as non-root via capabilities
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Thomas Deutschmann
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Reported: 2021-07-09 18:40 UTC by Haelwenn (lanodan) Monnier
Modified: 2021-07-11 11:06 UTC (History)
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Description Haelwenn (lanodan) Monnier 2021-07-09 18:40:33 UTC
I wanted to introduce IUSE=caps to nginx with:
1. The nginx binary chmod 0500 + chown nginx + CAP_NET_BIND_SERVICE
2. openrc+systemd launching it directly as the nginx user

But with how large the ebuild for nginx already is I wondered if it wouldn't be better to make that the default instead?

btw 1. is done this way because https://github.com/OpenRC/openrc/issues/314 hasn't got a merged fix yet.

I can write and send a tested patch with OpenRC, I done the change manually outside of the ebuild some months back on one of my systems and it worked pretty well.