Subject: Re: 'shutdown' setuid?
To: Steve Bellovin <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/03/2002 20:45:26
On Tue, Dec 03, 2002 at 11:05:08PM -0500, Steve Bellovin wrote:

 > Why is /sbin/shutdown setuid root on 1.6 and -current?  (I haven't checked
 > any other versions.)  The code ensures that it's running as root, which 
 > is reasonable -- but if it's setuid, it always will be.

So that people in group "operator" can run it and expect it to work.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>