[Spread-users] A newbie question using spread

Jonathan Stanton jonathan at cnds.jhu.edu
Fri Nov 8 14:19:41 EST 2002

If you want to run it as root you need to have created a "spread" user on
your machine and a "spread" group. Or you need to change the user and
group specified in the spread_params.h file and recompile Spread. The
newer 3.17.0 release allows you to configure the user and group at runtime
by setting a value in the spread.conf file.

For running as a regular user, the config file you list below looks ok.

Can you include the output from Spread when you tried to run it so we see
what the error is? Without knowing the error there isn't much we can do to


On Fri, Nov 08, 2002 at 02:10:32PM -0500, vlady wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just instelled spread-bin-3.16.2 on a Linux-7.3 box, but I get  the 
> following error running spread :
> (/var/log/spreadLog.out)
> Spread: FAILED -- chroot or privledge drop -- check spread_params.h for 
> directory and user/group names
> Spread: FAILED to give up privileges or chroot
> I tried to run spread as a normal user but again without success.
> My spread.conf file looks like this:
> Spread_Segment {
>         web1         
>         web2         
> }
> DebugFlags = { PRINT STATUS EXIT }
> EventLogFile = /var/log/spreadLog.out
> EventTimeStamp = "[%a %d %b %Y %H:%M:%S]"
> DangerousMonitor = false
> Can some one felp me with that?
> Thnaks an best regards
> vlady
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Jonathan R. Stanton         jonathan at cs.jhu.edu
Dept. of Computer Science   
Johns Hopkins University    

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