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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>