Subject: Re: kern/4662: chown(2) removes SUID/SGID bits
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 12/10/1997 19:25:25
On Wed, 10 Dec 1997, Jason Thorpe wrote:
: > A sysctl for making root access preserve set-id bits in chown (as non-root
: > requires the above behavior as per POSIX and cannot be changed).
: > In addition, as a sidelong addition, the ability to turn
: > _POSIX_CHOWN_RESTRICTED off via a sysctl. :)
: I don't like this... all NetBSD systems should be self-consistent in
: this behavior.
Which, the first or the second? The first, okay, I can concede, but the
second is a system-settable option on Solaris (and some other SVR4
derivatives), so why would it _need_ consistency? In some environments,
giving away file ownership without root is a useful thing. :)
== Todd Vierling (Personal firstname.lastname@example.org; Business email@example.com)
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