Subject: Re: grf device permissions
To: None <amiga-dev@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Michael Teske <>
List: amiga-dev
Date: 10/31/1995 14:38:06
On Tue, 31 Oct 1995, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:

> This isn't strictly necessary.
> What is necessary, is to start the X server from xdm or another
> priviledged process (if you want to avoid that the 666), or to setup
> the login in a way that the /dev/grfN is given to the person who
> logged in.

Ah. But I'm still wondering why it isn't sufficient to let the xserver
be suid root...

> And yes, this still might be constructed as a security hole. But then you
> wouldn't let people without security clearance come within one meter
> of your Amiga's keyboard and mouse, would you?

No :). I thought of remote users only.

BTW, my Amiga is not connected to any network. I just wondered, because 
everything else in NetBSD is adjusted to maximum security by default
(shadow passwords, restricted root logins).  

Michael Teske (