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Re: traceroute in /usr/bin, not /usr/sbin

On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 09:35:22PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
>        Deciding what things go into "sbin" directories is simple: If a normal
>        (not a system administrator) user will ever run it directly, then it
>        should be placed in one of the "bin" directories.  Ordinary users should
>        not have to place any of the sbin directories in their path.
> And I as a normal user not only have used all three commands.  In fact,
> I use them regularly.

You may RUN them as a non-root user, but you are running them to perform
administration tasks. The real test is whether a non-administrative user
uses these programs. Personally I have used traceroute on almost every
system I have access to, but I have never send route, ip, ifconfig
or called sendmail directly on any of those.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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