Good afternoon I’ve run syncthing by root. There is a message that “Syncthing should not run as a privileged or system user. Please consider using a normal user account” come out when I open GUI. Could you please tell me is there any disadvantage if I run syncthing by root.
- Unless you property secure access to the GUI, any non-privileged user can gain root access to your machine
- Any files created by Syncthing will be owned by root. This is not normally what you want.
- There are very few use-cases for running Syncthing as root. People usually do it to synchronize files for multiple users, but this is better solved by running one instance per user.
- There may be undiscovered vulnerabilities in Syncthing which allow a non-privileged user to gain root access.
Is it possible to turn the warning off?
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