Running Asterisk As Non-root

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I found a page that assisted in running asterisk as non-root.

My question is why is the default install not more friendly in this manner???

I mean basically the instructions changed the permissions to allow GROUP
write, so 775 instead of 755 and changed the astrun to be a directory

Why doesn’t the default install do this? Seems logical to me. I installed



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  • It requires either creating a user or making sure such a user exists. That’s not a firendly thing to do in a typical ‘make install’.

    It is quite the expected thing on just about any packaging of Asterisk, because there are relatively standard methods of creating users in the context of a specific distribution.

    That assumes USER or GROUP exists.

    If you’re still not convinved, Patches are welcomed (for the master branch).