What Happens When /proc is not Mounted in FreeBSD5.4?

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Thu Feb 1 20:47:23 UTC 2007

On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 02:26:00PM -0600, Martin McCormick wrote:
> Kris Kennaway writes:
> > As you have found, proc is almost entirely unused in FreeBSD apart
> > from one or two debugging facilities, and in fact not recommended on
> > multi-user systems because the long history of security
> > vulnerabilities.
> 	Thanks to you and Fabian Keil for your succinct answers.
> I took it back off and commented out the line I added to
> /etc/fstab so it can be brought back temporarily when needed but
> isn't just sitting there waiting for lightning to strike.

You could also leave it in fstab with the noauto option so it can be
easily mounted with mount /proc if needed.

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