Re: [email@example.com: Bug#100744: Binary should be in /usr/bin, since it's useful to non-admins.]
On Fri, Jun 15, 2001 at 07:34:35AM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> Sami Haahtinen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > heh, well sayed.. 'trying to make it hard for users to use traceroute'
> > this is exactly the point. making things easy or hard. i don't see any
> > reason to keep users from accessing traceroute anyways. Is there any
> > reason for this?
> Yes, here is one:
> If the admin decides to not let users use the traceroute command for
> whatever reasons, he can switch the setuid bit off. It'd be a bit weird
> if traceroute were in /usr/bin with the setuid bit off, wouldn't it?
No. The same thing applies to ping.
Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>