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Re: GNU su and the wheel group

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: GNU su and the wheel group
Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2004 23:25:49 -0400
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<> wrote:
> [root]# ls -l /bin/su
> -rwsr-x---    1 root     wheel       94625 Oct 12  2003 /bin/su
> Now only members of the wheel group can run su... how exciting!

And I would say that this itself makes a better argument against
having code in su to check for the wheel group.  Less code to verify
is good, especially in such a security-sensitive program.


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