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Installing IP/MPLSView as a Non-Root User

 

Installing IP/MPLSView using a user ID other than root ensures that no processes generated by the IP/MPLSView software have root ownership. When installing as a non-root user ID for the first time, you should install from scratch, that is, install in an entirely new directory.

There are several things that you must be aware of when installing as a user ID other than root. This topic refers to the user ID that installs and starts up the server as the owner of the application.

Read the following guidelines carefully to understand the effects of using a user ID other than root:

  • The application should be brought up by the owner of the application.

  • All processes are owned by the owner of the application.

  • Any files generated by IP/MPLSView are owned by the owner of the application.

  • If there are multiple users, all users of the application must have the same group ID as the owner of the application.

  • All of the users’ directories must be readable and writable by the owner of the application to ensure that all application output can be saved.

  • Any future updates of the software must be performed by the owner of the application.