Run cjdns as a non-root user
There are two ways to run cjdns as a non-root user. You might need this if you want to run cjdns on OpenVZ or start the network as a normal user.
Method 1: Setup the tun interface ahead of time (required for OpenVZ)
If you are using an OpenVZ based VPS then you will need to use this as OpenVZ does not permit persistent tunnels.
Create a cjdns user:
sudo useradd cjdns
Create a new TUN device and give the cjdns user authority to access it:
sudo /sbin/ip tuntap add mode tun user cjdns dev cjdroute0
4b-1: Setup the interface manually
Run those commands to prepare your TUN device:
sudo /sbin/ip addr add <your ipv6 address>/8 dev cjdroute0 sudo /sbin/ip link set mtu 1312 dev cjdroute0 sudo /sbin/ip link set cjdroute0 up
These commands should be executed as root now every time the system restarts. You might also want to place these commands in /etc/rc.local if your system supports it.
Old versions of iproute2
If you see an error when running /sbin/ip, your version of iproute2 might be old.
sudo /sbin/ip tuntap add mode tun user cjdns Object "tuntap" is unknown, try "ip help".
The fix: for now grab a copy of a newer
ip binary and copy it to your home
directory. Replacing the system binaries is not likely a good idea.
4b-2: Fire it up!
sudo -u cjdns ./cjdroute < cjdroute.conf
To delete a tunnel, use this command:
sudo /sbin/ip tuntap del mode tun <name of tunnel>
Method 2: Give the capabilities to create the tun device to the cjdroute executable
Run this command as root after building (and every time you rebuild cjdroute):
setcap "cap_net_admin+eip cap_net_raw+eip" cjdroute