[pgpool-general: 4686] Re: Pgpool sudo for virtual IP vs run as root

Piotr Gbyliczek piotr.gbyliczek at reconnix.com
Mon May 16 20:50:47 JST 2016

On Monday 16 May 2016 11:36:55 Avi Weinberg wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have permission issue with adding and removing the virtual IP.  I added
> user postgres to the sudoers list.  I wanted to add sudo to the if_cmd_path
> or to if_up_cmd but any place I put the sudo caused the service not to come
> up.  Where the sudo should be put?  Are the only places that sudo is needed
> are for the virtual IP and the arping?  Should I start the service as root
> instead?

I think documentation suggests setting suid on binaries if you not running 
pgpool as root (which is not recommended). If I remember correctly, just 
ifconfig and arping if I remember.


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