[maemo-users] Missing OS2008 cmdline apps

From: James Knott james.knott at rogers.com
Date: Sun Dec 30 19:13:53 EET 2007
Ari Yrjölä wrote:
> 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.

Others, such as vi and pwd also link to busybox, but can still be run by

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