How do I let server's users create their own daemons? They should auto-start on boot and otherwise behave just like regular daemons but with lower privileges overall.
I remember I saw a tool that let a user create a file in format similar to a crontab one with his wishes. The tool made sure the programs from the file would be running at all times. But now just couldn't find it's name.
nohup ./app & just doesn't cut because it is won't autostart and the app won't restart automatically. Same as
@reboot in user's
The thing is that I don't want to reinvent a wheel. If there is something that does what I want in full, I would use it. And only if there is nothing, I would fall back to a hand-made approach.
(I am using Debian stable, so I don't have systemd yet, as far as I understand.)