[Re: lfs-hints: root-privileges]

Horton, Robert rhorton at QualityLogic.com
Wed Oct 18 11:30:53 PDT 2000


The URL is: http://archive.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs-hints/

As to why it is not linked from the main page, that I can not answer. :)

Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Corey Cox
To: lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org
Sent: 10/18/00 12:08 PM
Subject: Re: [Re: lfs-hints: root-privileges]

I haven't been able to find a link to the hints page from the lfs site.
How
do I get to it?  Is there a reason that it isn't linked?

Corey Cox.

Gerard Beekmans <gerard at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
On Tue, 17 Oct 2000, you wrote:
> I was reading the lfs-hints and I came across the root-priveleges
hint. I
> am not sure if this is what was intended by the hint, but it sounds as
if
> any user can set this attr to a file and thereby prevent root from
being
> able to change/delete, etc.
>
> That is not *quite* true. The superuser has to be the one to set and
remove
> the bit from a file. Once superuser sets this bit, then yes it is
basically
> unchangeable unless the bit is removed.
>
> If this has been discussed, then please pardon me. And I am not trying
to
> be nitpicky or anything. I just wanted to point that out. Perhaps the
> wording should be changed so that future newbies do not misunderstand?
Just
> curious.

I'll try and get in touch with Simon Perreault who's the LFS-Hints
maintainer

and have him fix it.

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