Subject: Re: /dev/clock pseudodevice
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/31/2001 20:17:44
> > Someone that compromised ntpd could use it to gain root? 
> And a compromised ntpd right now gives you what? The exact same thing? :-)

The idea of /dev/clock is to get rid of this kind of problem. If we are
sure that non root users cannot set the clock backward using /dev/clock,
is it okay?

Emmanuel Dreyfus.