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Re: permissions in /sbin



On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 09:24:24PM +0000, andy wrote:
> Jochen Schulz wrote:
>> andy:
>>   
>>> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   ...
>>>
>>> Is this really an okay arrangement for the contents of /sbin?
>>>     
>>
>> Sure it is. Only root may modify the files and everyone may read and
>> execute them. What did you expect?
>>
>> J.
>>   
> Fair enough. I just figured that since /sbin keeps those programs that only 
> root can run, having the x switch for each seemed promiscuous.

many of these programs behave differently for different
users. ifconfig is a great example. It allows root to do anything, but
normal users only get to see the status. they can't actually change
anything. 

>
> Still learning ... :)

me too. 

A

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