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Re: Can't get the set-user-id bit to work


From: Sebastian Tennant
Subject: Re: Can't get the set-user-id bit to work
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 10:40:03 +0000
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address@hidden (Paul Jarc) wrote:

> Sebastian Tennant <address@hidden> wrote:
>> OK, but mandb _is_ a member of the root group, so shouldn't it be able
>> to write files in /tmp with the permissions as they stand?
>
> No, you'd have to make it setuid to root, or setgid to the root
> group.  The user/group associations in /etc/passwd and /etc/group
> aren't involved.

OK.  I get it.  Ta.

sdt






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