Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Fri 15 Nov 2019, 03:57
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » House Training » Users ( For the regulars )
irc.GeekShed.net doesn't like chat client running as root?
Moderators: Flash, Ian, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 1 of 1 [6 Posts]  
Author Message
bythos

Joined: 29 Nov 2014
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Sun 12 May 2019, 11:47    Post subject:  irc.GeekShed.net doesn't like chat client running as root?
Subject description: Solved with Spot
 

Hello everyone. I am running xenialpup64 7.5 Linux 4.9.58. I have been using other distros such as Fedora, Linux Mint, Manjaro, etc. On each of these i have installed my favorite IRC chat client, irssi and have never had any issues running the program. I was able to successfully install irssi on my puppy but when I try to connect to irc.geekshed.net I get the following message:

15:29 !Defiant.GeekShed.net *** No ident response; username prefixed with ~
15:29 !Defiant.GeekShed.net *** Found your hostname
15:29 -!- root Erroneous Nickname: Reserved for services

This doesn't happen when I connect to Freenode, for example. It seems that since puppy automatically logs you in as root user that the server for geekshed balks at the ~root ident. Would you guys think that I am correct in assuming that I need to add a lower-lever user account to my puppy? If so, I have looked around the forum and found some decent guides on doing so. However, I have one concern: the guides I found seem to be peculiar to particular puppy variants. So I'm leery of using them b/c I'm afraid I'll break my system.

Could anyone point me to a useful thread that would cover a safer way to add the user?

Thanks in advance for any help.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Flash
Official Dog Handler


Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 13361
Location: Arizona USA

PostPosted: Sun 12 May 2019, 12:39    Post subject:  

Perhaps you can just tell irrsi not to blab the fact that it's running as root?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
s243a

Joined: 02 Sep 2014
Posts: 2147

PostPosted: Sun 12 May 2019, 12:45    Post subject: Re: irc.GeekShed.net doesn't like chat client running as root?  

bythos wrote:

Could anyone point me to a useful thread that would cover a safer way to add the user?

Thanks in advance for any help.


Here's the thread that you are looking for:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=116082

If you want the application to stop complaining you can use the "run-as-spot " command, which is discussed in the above link.

_________________
Find me on minds and on pearltrees.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
dancytron

Joined: 18 Jul 2012
Posts: 1387

PostPosted: Sun 12 May 2019, 12:50    Post subject:  

There is already a lower level user called "spot" that is made for exactly this purpose (to run internet facing programs with a lower security user).

See http://distro.ibiblio.org/fatdog/web/faqs/login.html for the security philosophy.

I don't have it in front of me, but there is a premade script "run-as-spot" that should run your chat application as spot. try from terminal "run-as-spot" then the normal chat client command and see if that does it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
a_salty_dogg


Joined: 15 Dec 2013
Posts: 181

PostPosted: Sun 12 May 2019, 16:07    Post subject:  

Hello bythos,

There's absolutely no risk of "breaking your system" if you back up your save file (or folder) to a secure location before performing any experimental changes on it, or installing a new program about which you may have doubts.

Only takes a few seconds and there'll almost certainly come a time when you'll be very glad you did! Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
bythos

Joined: 29 Nov 2014
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Mon 13 May 2019, 16:28    Post subject: Thanks!  

I really appreciate the replies everyone - "run-as-spot" was made to order for what I was wanting to do. It worked flawlessly.

Many thanks!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 [6 Posts]  
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » House Training » Users ( For the regulars )
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0426s ][ Queries: 11 (0.0055s) ][ GZIP on ]