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Re: denial of service attack for X/esound?

On Wed, Feb 16, 2000 at 09:33:57AM +1100, Brian May wrote:
> >>>>> "Peter" == Peter Cordes <peter@llama.nslug.ns.ca> writes:
>     Peter>  Oh... even better idea: bootmisc.sh could check for the
>     Peter> existence of /tmp/.X11-unix before cleaning out /tmp.  If
>     Peter> it exists, then it is recreated with mode 1777
> This would be better. However, it still doesn't solve the initial
> problem I had where the previous user still owned /tmp/.esd/socket,
> denying me access ;-(. (unless you reboot...).

 Hmm, I don't use esd.  I don't know if there is a way around this problem
or not.  Could you have esd started by root at boot time so everybody could
use it, or else have per-user sockets?

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