[maemo-users] Missing OS2008 cmdline apps

From: Ari Yrjölä ayrjola at nospam.invalid
Date: Sun Dec 30 18:18:58 EET 2007
hendrik at topoi.pooq.com writes:

> That's bizarre.  What security implications are there in ping that would 
> mean it has to be run only by root?  Forcing people to use root when not 
> necessary is itself a security problem.

I guess ping requires root, because it's not a separate binary but
included in busybox. /bin/ping is just a symlink to /bin/busybox,
which is not setuid root, for obvious reasons.

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