cvs commit: src/etc Makefile src/etc/isdn Makefile

Bruce Evans bde at
Sun Aug 17 19:34:56 PDT 2003

On Sun, 17 Aug 2003, David E. O'Brien wrote:

> obrien      2003/08/17 17:36:31 PDT
>   FreeBSD src repository
>   Modified files:
>     etc                  Makefile
>     etc/isdn             Makefile
>   Log:
>   Don't hardcode owner 'root' and group 'wheel'.
>   Submitted by:   Ulrich Spoerlein <q at>

This needs more thought.  The owner was hardcoded to root for ppp at
least for much the same reason that the owner of the ppp binary and
all (?) other setuid binaries is forced to be root: only root should
be able to read it.  The ownership shouldn't be hard-coded, but it
shouldn't be ${BINOWN}:${BINGRP} either, so that overriding the defaults
for BINOWN and BINGRP doesn't automatically open security holes.


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