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This module allows ZNC to drop root privileges on systems that implement POSIX setuid/setgid such as RedHat based systems (FedoraCore, CentOS, RHEL).


This global module takes the user id and group id (or user name and group name) separated by a space to run ZNC as rather than root as arguments. You cannot specify uid/gid 0 or user/group root. (That is exactly what this module prevents.)

Read loading modules to learn more about loading modules.

ZNC v1.0[edit]

This module was removed in ZNC v1.0 , you can find a compatible module at