running speech-dispatcher as non-root using setuid on XO and accompanying security issues

Jan Buchal buchal at
Mon Jul 21 05:49:14 EDT 2008

>>>>> "HG" == Hemant Goyal <goyal.hemant at> writes:

    HG> Hi, What is the need for speech-dispatcher to run as root? Is it
    HG> possible to run it as non-root? We need to modify the
    HG> speechd.conf files from a non-root program and as such run the
    HG> speech-dispatcher daemon with non-root privileges.
Sure. SD can runs as root or as any other user which has access on
audio. Every user has own configuration in .speech-dispatcher directory
or if there no, then it search in /etc/speech-dispatcher


Jan Buchal
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