Subject: Re: /dev permissions question.
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Ken Nakata <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/15/1998 23:59:03
Abraham J. Stephens wrote:
> When a user other then root trys to use 'ps' the following occurs:
> ps: /dev/mem: Permission denied
> What should the permissions of this device be?
I'd check ps's permission first:
$ ls -lF /bin/ps /dev/mem
-r-xr-sr-x 1 bin kmem 163840 Jun 13 16:36 /bin/ps*
crw-r----- 1 bin kmem 2, 0 Dec 16 1997 /dev/mem
It is especially important that both are owned by group "kmem" and
/bin/ps has permission -r-xr-sr-x.