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Re: DSA 557-1 and CAN-2004-0564

On Wed, 06 Oct 2004, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Oct 06, Max Vozeler <max@hinterhof.net> wrote:
> > It would make it possible for /usr/sbin/pppoe to get rid of setuid root
> > and still work for unprivileged users. Marco, how does this look to you?
> > Would you consider including such an option in ppp?
> I think I'm missing something. What's wrong with pppoe being setuid?
> Anyway, pppoe is deprecated and superseded by the kernel-space driver,
> so I'm not much interested in hacking pppd for its benefit.

Is it, really? Last time I checked, the kernel driver was not considered as
stable.  I sure hope this changed, but...

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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