Subject: Re: operator shutdowns and su
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: Greg Troxel <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 05/13/2006 10:47:07
  Why does rc.subr try to change privileges to *_user during stop?

My immediate reaction is that when shutdown is invoked by
user-in-group-operator the rc.d processing must run as root; they have
to in order to do most things.  So perhaps su is getting confused
between USER vs uid, or the framework isn't doing this quite right.

        Greg Troxel <>