Subject: Re: [Package Suggestion] Socker
To: None <pkgsrc-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Christian Biere <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/14/2006 05:15:03
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Christian Biere wrote:
> Let me cite the webpage:
> "Socker is a helper tool and library which allows giving unprivileged
> processes access to privileged sockets. It is currently known to work
> on FreeBSD, NetBSD and Linux systems. Socker is distributed under a
> BSD license."
> Of course, it's not very useful unless programs start using it. For
> what it's worth, I'm considering adding the possibility to use
> the good old LD_PRELOAD trick, so that existing programs can use it
> without the need of modifications - unless they have some built-in
> precautions against this.
I have added this feature now, so in theory it should work with any
application. The wrapper supports only PF_INET and PF_INET6.
See http://www.ghostwhitecrab.com/socker/ for more information.
I've also updated the pkgsrc metadata:
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Version: GnuPG v220.127.116.11 (NetBSD)
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