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Re: horse carcas flogging (was: traceroute in /usr/bin, not /usr/sbin)

On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 01:21:47AM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Yes, but in this case, it's impossible because traceroute needs to be suid.
> > It needs to set certain socket parameters that can only be set by root.
> Precisely... if traceroute is a tool that /needs/ to be set suid root because
> there are people using it who don't have root privileges, isn't that a pretty
> good indicator that traceroute is not exclusively a tool for admins?

Did you actually read the rest of my message, or did you ignore the second
part that you also conveniently removed (I assume in an attempt to make your 
argument stronger)?

Traceroute is an admin tool, but not all admins have root, which is WHY I
suggested the default ownership/permissions be changed.


Adam McKenna  <adam@debian.org>  <adam@flounder.net>

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