| This is an external module.
Please note that it may or may not work with the current release (1.7.0).
This module is not included in the default ZNC installation, and you will need to manually compile it before you can load this module.
Contact the author if you have any questions, but feel free to ask on #znc (chat.freenode.net). Someone might be able to help you there.
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.)
This module was removed in ZNC v1.0 , you can find a compatible module at https://github.com/znc/znc/blob/fc8e789b081b74c6ae2b460bb056dac7019f3dce/modules/extra/droproot.cpp
Read loading modules to learn more about loading modules.