On Sat, 24 Apr 2004, Robert Ribnitz wrote:
> Very few programs should run as root, most run as a non-privielged user.
> For this reason we should strive towards making ht://Dig run as a
> non-privileged user if it does not already do it.
> At the moment I don't see where htdig needs root privs, so starting
> 3.2.0b6 I'll create a separate system user (htdig) all te programs can
> run as
> Would also solve
I think this is really a packaging issue, rather than an ht://Dig issue.
Personally I have been using ht://Dig successfully for years and have
never run any piece of it as root in production.