[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: ping must run as root?!

On Tue, Feb 22, 2000 at 11:05:36AM +0100 , Nils Jeppe wrote:
> > ls -l /bin/ping ? Is netbase configured?
> Hmmm it works now. Maybe I caught ping while netbase was being
> upgraded? When the package is upgraded, does the setuid bit get erased for
> that duration?

That depends on the package. Nowadays programs in the .deb are not suid,
because a suid program without propper config file can be a security risk.
So most suid bits are done in .postinst either directly using chmod
or by suidmanager.

				Petr Cech
Debian GNU/Linux maintainer - www.debian.{org,cz}

Reply to: