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    SubjectRe: Capabilities
    Paul Jakma wrote:
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    > On Tue, 22 Feb 2000, Linda Walsh wrote:
    >
    > > Just a data point, but when I have trusted IRIX installed,
    > > there is no booting up in non-trusted mode. Capabilities are in
    > > effect even in single-user.
    >
    > Same with Digital/Tru64 Unix. It runs trusted all the way. And if you
    > lose the root password you are pretty much screwed... :)

    I know my manager runs with an open 'root' account (no password) because root has no special caps on his system. It's sorta like a
    guest signon. On our capability based machines, UID=0 means no more than
    UID=34567. Imagine the poor hacker who hacks the root account only to
    discover he has less privilege than a normal user....:-) Neat concept!

    -l

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