Re: [OFFTOPIC] Re: [PATCH] Single user linux

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 09:37:34 EST

> > It is possible to implement the entire mail system without anything running
> > as root but xinetd.
> You want an MDA with elevated privileges, though...

What role requires priviledge once the port is open ?

        DNS lookup does not
        Spooling to disk does not
        Accepting a connection from a client does not
        Doing peercred auth with a client does not
        Copying spool articles matching the peercred to the client does not


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