Subject: Re: Xserver SUID root? or restrict /dev/kbd?
To: Gordon Ross <>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@BALVENIE.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU>
List: port-sun3
Date: 08/10/1995 19:26:13
> What do you think of the idea of making /dev/kbd and /dev/mouse
> require the same session as /dev/kb (console keyboard/display)?
> I tried out changes to do that and it's pretty easy.
> (change posted in a previous message)

it seems to me that this is an unnecessary restriction, and that the
problem would be better (and more flexibly) solved by changing the
ownership, etc., of those devices.

I'm sure that, given time, i'd be able to think of an application that
wanted different session IDs for those things...  8-)