[Tor-BSD] openbsd 6.0: tor running as root user

teor teor2345 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 18:02:35 EST 2016

> On 28 Nov. 2016, at 10:00, failure <failure at openmailbox.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> I got a new VPS for one of my tor exits which has IPMI. So I want to
> give Openbsd a try.
> I installed tor- with pkg_add and upgraded it later to
> tor- via mtier repo. A _tor user and tor group got created but
> the tor process runs as user root (as shown with "ps aux" and also which
> tor complains about in the log file).
> I had a look in differnet files in rc.d (e. g. unbound, which runs as
> user _unbound), but couldn't find out why unbound does run as a non-root
> user but tor does. I also searched the inet for a while, without success.
> my rc.conf.local:
> ntpd_flags="-s"
> pkg_scripts=tor
> sndiod_flags=NO
> tor_flags="-f /etc/tor/torrc"
> unbound_flags=
> for enabling and starting I used rcctl.
> Any help would be much appreciated.

Is tor configured with the User option?
(Either on the command-line or in the torrc?)

This is the canonical way of running Tor as a non-root user.

> Best
> f
> PS: Am I right in understanding, that running an up-to-date version of
> tor with openbsd is only possible in -current atm?
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