Re: Intent To Split: netbase
On Mon, Aug 14, 2000 at 10:27:22AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >>"Branden" == Branden Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.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
> 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.