[Twisted-Python] automating startup of twistd application.

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Fri Jan 2 19:17:22 EST 2004

On Jan 2, 2004, at 6:00 PM, Syver Enstad wrote:

> Jp Calderone <exarkun at intarweb.us> writes:
>> On Fri, Jan 02, 2004 at 12:55:12PM +0100, Syver Enstad wrote:
>>> Because I want to do some automatic maintenace tasks I need to be
>>> able to start and stop the daemon from a script. Unfortunately I
>>> have little knowledge of Linux and the twistd daemon/application and
>>> need some input on how to attack this problem.
> Yes, thanks. The security aspects of it is certainly interesting and
> important. Where should I look to find out how to automate startup of
> the twistd daemon so that it doesn't prompt for the root password?

Typically the way that one does this is to start a daemon as root via 
one of the following "startup phase" options: crontab (a @reboot 
directive), an init.d (sometimes called rc.d or rc) script, a 
"StartupItem bundle" on OS X, etc.  These don't need the root password 
to run once installed because they are executed as root during the 
normal startup phase of the computer.

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