View Full Version : user for init scripts, fc5

28th March 2006, 10:02 PM
Hi, all,

I was wondering: which user runs the init scripts at boot time in fc5?

The reason I ask is because I have the following issue. In my /etc/fstab, I have a cifs filesystem, for which I use a credentials file. For security reasons I would like to set permissions/ownership on this file so only root can read it. In fc4, this filesystem would be mounted with no problems. In fc5, I get an error message

can't open <path-to-file>

The behavior is the same whether I put a line for the filesystem into /etc/fstab or I put a line

mount -t cifs <...> -o credentials=<path-to-file>

into rc.local.

Either used to work in fc4, neither works in fc5. If I make the credentials file world-readable, it works, but I don't want to do that for security reasons.

So my guess is, I would need to transfer ownership of the file to whichever user runs the init scripts and let only that user read the file.

So, which user runs the init scripts?