Follow these steps to solve this problem.
1. Check whether the user ‘nobody’ exists.
$ cat /etc/passwd
see whether ‘nobody’ is listed. If not found add it.
2. Check whether the group ‘nogroup’ exits.
$ cat /etc/group
see whether ‘nogroup’ is listed. If not found add it.
3. Now open the dansguardian.conf and edit:
$ sudo vi /etc/dansguardian/dansguardian.conf
uncomment and change # daemongroup = 'nobody' to
daemongroup = 'nogroup'
If you try to run dansguardian now you may get a error message like this:
Error opening/creating log file. (check ownership and access rights).I am running as nobody and I am trying to open /var/log/dansguardian//access.log
4. Now change the permissions on your log files.
$ sudo chown -R nobody:nogroup /var/log/dansguardian/
replace ‘/var/log/dansguardian/’ with your location if you have install in it some other location.
Now you will be able to run dansguardian successfully.
Please comment whether it worked or not.