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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 
    writes:
    >On 18 Jul 96 at 1:19, Paul Gortmaker <gpg109@rsphy6.anu.edu.au>
    >wrote:
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    >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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