Subject: Re: Suggestion: inclusion of the truncate(1) utility into the tree
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/22/2000 22:03:46
On Sat, Jul 22, 2000 at 01:06:00PM -0400, Andrew Brown wrote:
> it doesn't allow any more than a plain old c compiler would.  i assume
> you've removed the c compiler from these machines?  and ftpd?  and
> chmod?  and uudecode?  uudecode is a wonderful tool for creating
> binaries on machines without a c compiler.  it seems very innocuous,
> but it's not.

There's a better way: all partitions users can write to are mounted 'noexec'.

Manuel Bouyer <>