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Subject[PATCH] Allow group ownership of TUN/TAP devices
I recieved from Guido Guenther the patch below to the TUN/TAP driver
which allows group ownerships to be effective.

It seems reasonable to me.

> the attached patches allow tun ownership by group. We found this useful
> since we can then spawn tapX devices on system boot (via
> /etc/network/interfaces) which logged on users can then use for their
> virtual machines.
>
> The first patch is for the kernel, the second one for the tunctl. They
> shouldn't change existing behaviour and we introduced a new syscall for
> the group setting. The user now is allowed to send packages if either
> his euid or his egid matches the one specified via tunctl (via -u or -g
> respecitvely). If both gid and uid are set via tunctl, both have to
> match. In case you find these useful, please apply.

--
Work email - jdike at linux dot intel dot com

From: Guido Guenther <agx@sigxcpu.org>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 11:10:27 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] allow tun ownership by group

---
drivers/net/tun.c | 15 +++++++++++++--
include/linux/if_tun.h | 2 ++
2 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
diff --git a/drivers/net/tun.c b/drivers/net/tun.c
index a2c6caa..62b2b30 100644
--- a/drivers/net/tun.c
+++ b/drivers/net/tun.c
@@ -432,6 +432,7 @@ static void tun_setup(struct net_device *dev)
init_waitqueue_head(&tun->read_wait);

tun->owner = -1;
+ tun->group = -1;

SET_MODULE_OWNER(dev);
dev->open = tun_net_open;
@@ -467,8 +468,11 @@ static int tun_set_iff(struct file *file, struct ifreq *ifr)
return -EBUSY;

/* Check permissions */
- if (tun->owner != -1 &&
- current->euid != tun->owner && !capable(CAP_NET_ADMIN))
+ if (((tun->owner != -1 &&
+ current->euid != tun->owner) ||
+ (tun->group != -1 &&
+ current->egid != tun->group)) &&
+ !capable(CAP_NET_ADMIN))
return -EPERM;
}
else if (__dev_get_by_name(ifr->ifr_name))
@@ -610,6 +614,13 @@ static int tun_chr_ioctl(struct inode *inode, struct file *file,
DBG(KERN_INFO "%s: owner set to %d\n", tun->dev->name, tun->owner);
break;

+ case TUNSETGROUP:
+ /* Set group of the device */
+ tun->group= (gid_t) arg;
+
+ DBG(KERN_INFO "%s: group set to %d\n", tun->dev->name, tun->group);
+ break;
+
case TUNSETLINK:
/* Only allow setting the type when the interface is down */
if (tun->dev->flags & IFF_UP) {
diff --git a/include/linux/if_tun.h b/include/linux/if_tun.h
index 88aef7b..42eb694 100644
--- a/include/linux/if_tun.h
+++ b/include/linux/if_tun.h
@@ -36,6 +36,7 @@ struct tun_struct {
unsigned long flags;
int attached;
uid_t owner;
+ gid_t group;

wait_queue_head_t read_wait;
struct sk_buff_head readq;
@@ -78,6 +79,7 @@ struct tun_struct {
#define TUNSETPERSIST _IOW('T', 203, int)
#define TUNSETOWNER _IOW('T', 204, int)
#define TUNSETLINK _IOW('T', 205, int)
+#define TUNSETGROUP _IOW('T', 206, int)

/* TUNSETIFF ifr flags */
#define IFF_TUN 0x0001
--
1.5.1.4
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