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

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Sun Nov 27 18:00:05 EST 2016


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:

tor_flags="-f /etc/tor/torrc"

for enabling and starting I used rcctl.

Any help would be much appreciated.


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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