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Re: [vulture@aoi.dyndns.org: 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 <ressu@uusikaupunki.fi> 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
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Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>



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