Re: [PATCH][RFC] Make /proc/<pid> chmod'able

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Mon Mar 14 2005 - 11:39:46 EST


> >This is a bad idea. Users should not be allowed to
> >make this decision. This is rightly a decision for
> >the admin to make.
> Why do you think users should not be allowed to chmod their processes'
> /proc directories? Isn't it similar to being able to chmod their home
> directories? They own both objects, after all (both conceptually and as
> attributed in the filesystem).

As a co-admin of university server...

Yes, I want users to see what each other user is doing. That way, if
someone hacks one account, some other user can notice and tell me.

In some environments it may make sense not to allow users to chmod
their $HOMEs (so that they can't hide mp3's etc), but we are not
*that* stupid/paranoid ;-).
People were complaining that M$ turns users into beta-testers...
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