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SubjectRe: Dumping /dev/zero to the console
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In message <199607182022.PAA10655@nixnet.qrp.com>, Nathan.Lewis@nixnet.qrp.com 
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>On 18 Jul 96 at 1:19, Paul Gortmaker <gpg109@rsphy6.anu.edu.au>
>wrote:
>
>Is there any reason /dev/zero should be readable by normal users,

It is needed to map-in zero filled pages for the dynamic linker.

Unless everything on your system is statically linked, changing
its permissions would be a _very_ bad idea.

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