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SubjectRe: caps in elf headers: use the sticky bit!
Hello! (again!)

On Sun, 11 Apr 1999, Pavel Machek wrote:

> You do not want this kind of support in kernel. Believe me. Better use
> setuid0 as marker (those are already immutable) and userspace suid
> program which implements your CAP_SETFCAP.

This applies just as well to the sticky bit solution; if it's not feasible
to have the kernel check the caps in the file when setting the cap flag,
you could still have a userspace util that did all the real work. Good
idea!

>
> Pavel
> --
> I'm really pavel@atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz. Pavel
> Look at http://atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~pavel/ ;-).
>

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David L. Parsley
Network Specialist
City of Salem Schools


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