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SubjectRe: Subject: Re: ext3 to include capabilities?
Richard Gooch writes:
> Albert D. Cahalan writes:

>> Well, which do people prefer? (sticky bit or setuid bit)
> Ths suid but, of course, since setting it is privileged. Thus it is
> obvious that it is a privileged binary.

Oh my, do we have a bug? The sticky bit is normally for root only.
Here is Digital UNIX:

$ touch bits
$ chmod 7777 bits
$ ls -l bits
-rwsrwsrwx 1 acahalan acahalan 0 Apr 3 04:37 bits
As you can see, a normal user can not set the sticky bit.

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