I'm looking to run a script as a root.
In terms of specifics, I'm trying to run pingstatus, and am only able to get it to run if I run all of Splunk as root. Which I don't want to do. If anyone has any recommendations specific to pingstatus, that works, but recommendations on how to run a specific script as root should fix the problem as well.
Letting any non-root owned script run with root privileges - not a good idea from a security perspective (you're already running Splunk as non-root so this would be a backward step IMHO).
A lesser evil would be to allow /bin/ping to be run by a non-root user.
You'll then need to wrap that into a script to replace pingstatus.
@nick405060 If your problem is resolved, please accept the answer to help future readers.