Subject: Re: [Package Suggestion] Socker
To: Christian Biere <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 02/24/2006 11:31:23
On Fri, 24 Feb 2006, Christian Biere wrote:

> and a library.  The helper program must be installed with the
> setuid-bit set for user root.  When executed, this helper program
> socker checks whether the user is allowed to create a socket with the
> specified parameters. If permissions are granted, socker creates and
> binds a socket using given parameters. The socket is then passed back
> to the caller."

Since this has to be setup by root in the first place, why not use address 
translation in a packet filter instead? I am curious ... what are the 
benefits/negatives of address translation versus using "socker"?

 Jeremy C. Reed

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