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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.

However and e.g.:

Any user should be able to run /sbin/ifconfig to check what interfaces
are configured if they are having a problem.


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