Subject: changes to routing socket semantics
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/21/1997 20:17:02
Hi folks...

Just a heads up... I just committed a change to the routing socket code
that allow non-superuser to open, listen, and perform RTM_GET.  This
is sufficient to allow normal use of /sbin/route, and have permissions of
all routing table changes enforced in the kernel.  /sbin/route is no
longer setuid-root.

You'll be able to pick these changes up on tomorrow's SUP.  If you
encounter any problems, please send a bug report with send-pr(1).


Jason R. Thorpe                             
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