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Re: setuid programs

Ian Jackson wrote:
> I'd like explanations for why I should not report the following sets
> of permissions as bugs:
> netstd 1.24-1
> (run out of inetd, why make it setgid?)
>  -rwxr-sr-x   1 root     mail        16388 Nov 22 09:13 /usr/sbin/in.pop3d

Because it needs the group "mail" to do proper mailbox locking. Since
it can also be run from the command line I didn't use the ".group"
extension in the /etc/inetd.conf file.


 Peter Tobias                                EMail:
 Fachhochschule Ostfriesland                 tobias@et-inf.fho-emden.de
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