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SubjectRe: Capabilities done right [diff against 2.3.1]
On Tue, 18 May 1999, Johan [iso-8859-1] Myréen wrote:
> The question is, is it right (from a philosophical point of view) that
> the capabilities are transferred vith the bits, no matter where the bits
> end up? Or shouldn't the fact that the 'ping' program has certain
> privileges be linked to that it has been installed as a privileged
> program in /sbin on a certain machine?
I think it is excellent for restrictions to be copied all over the place.
I could realy can less if cap-enhancers are not copied but
the restrictions should move quite close to the program itself.

Any caps I mention are *derived* from a withdrawn draft posix document.
See for more info.

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