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Re: Intent To Split: netbase

On Mon, Aug 14, 2000 at 10:27:22AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >>"Branden" == Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> writes:
> 	The problem with that is that it is all so very subjective,
>  and it all depends on the ``unprivileged user''. Under this tacit
>  policy, there is unlikely to be a solution that satisfies
>  anyone. Indeed, a more workable criteria may be to put things in sbin
>  that _require_ priviledges (things like mount, fsck, etc), and say
>  that sbin contains programs that are useless to the unpriviledged
>  user. 
> 	I think that would be way less controversial.

Except that mount and even fsck do not always require special privileges.
If the user option is specified in /etc/fstab, then ordinary users can
mount ordinary things (that is why mount is in /bin).  fsck usually
requires privileges, but some devices (say ZIP disks, or floppies) may be
accessible to ordinary users on some machines.

Dave Brown

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