[maemo-users] Missing OS2008 cmdline apps (was Re: how to install OS2007?)

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Wed Jan 2 16:07:47 EET 2008
On Tue, Jan 01, 2008 at 11:42:01PM -0800, James Sparenberg wrote:
> Hendrik,  
>   Actually ping requires root on all systems.   Since in order to do 
> icmp you need to put the nic into a different mode than it runs in  
> normally.  The way it is normally done on every other linux distro is 
> to do (as root)
> chmod u+s /usr/bin/ping   (or /bin/ping on busybox enabled systems)
> This will, yes, set ping as setuid root.  If you look at any other 
> Linux you see that they all run ping setuid root.

If you do that with /bin/ping on busybox-enabled systems, it will set
*all* busybox utils (including /bin/sh) setuid root.

Gun. Foot. Safety off.

Good luck,
Marius Gedminas
Sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.
		-- David Sawford
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