lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2004]   [Apr]   [8]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
Subjectsetgid - its current use
Hello Everyone,

A long time back there was discussion over setuid/setgid and how its been
replaced by Capabilities (This is what i understood from the
archives...please correct me if im wrong).

I'd like to know the possibility of using setgid for users to switch their
groups and work as a member of a particular group. Essentially, if i want
one user, who belongs to groups X, Y and Z to create a file as a member of
group Y while he's logged on as a member of group X, would it be possible
through setgid() ?

would i need to change all programs that need this capability ?

or is there a way in the kernel do achieve this ?

Can i use capabilities in some way to achieve this ?

Any pointers would be really helpful. i don't mind reading up on heavy
documentation, if i only know where to look.

Also, im not subscribed to this list, so I'd appreciate it if replies
could be CC'd to gami@d10systems.com. If there's any other information
that I should provide to clarify my question, please let me know.

Thanks !

regards,
Gami
--
Dhruv Gami
http://d10systems.com
http://d10systems.com/gami

-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 14:02    [from the cache]
©2003-2011 Jasper Spaans