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swoop (
Fri, 2 Apr 1999 15:08:26 +0200 (CEST)

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Date: Fri, 2 Apr 1999 15:07:40 +0200 (CEST)
From: swoop <>

> > You overlooked the step 2 requirement, as many people do.
> Much of the initial posix.1e (or whatever) spec, about which the Linux
> kernel privileges support is based had the intention of removing, or
> obsoleteing the whole "root" concept (or at least making it possible to
> so for chosen services).

The 's' bit would simply mean 'look at the capabilites', not suid root.
And if there are no capabilities defined, it would mean full suid root.

Or maybe better this way via CHATTR(1).
This would be ext3 feature ? while it also would stay compatible
with older kernels ...

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