Author Topic: Why does teamviewerd require root?  (Read 3012 times)

evolvah

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Why does teamviewerd require root?
« on: August 13, 2014, 10:30:57 PM »
I am wondering, what is it that teamviewerd does that it requires to run as root?

* For normal networking that does not involve privileged ports or promiscuous mode of the NIC, "root" is not required.
* To capture the X-Window session of some non-root user "root" is not required (I would think).
* So, the question is what is it that teamviewerd does that it can only do as "root"?


Regards,
/Sergey