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    SubjectRe: ipchains: /proc/net/ip_fw* permission change
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    > I got overridden on this one.  As pointed out, it was that way all
    > through 2.0; changing the permissions to root-readable only is of such
    > marginal benifit that I would not have done it in a freeze. Given
    > that monitoring programs now need to run as root, the net result is
    > probably no change in security.

    Yes. I had figured that wasnt a big problem - because you can chmod files
    in proc. For some reason /proc/net doesnt like chmod 8(

    Alan


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