/usr/local/etc/rc.d/ scripts and non-root user

gs_stoller at juno.com gs_stoller at juno.com
Sun Feb 10 08:35:59 UTC 2008

On Wed, 06 Feb 2008, Alex Zbyslaw wrote
> Setuid/gid bits on shell scripts aren't considered safe, however and may 
> even be disabled.
THERE IS NO REASON FOR THIS, JUST USE THE FILE-SYSTEM TO PROTECT THE FILES (MAKE THEM NOT WRITEABLE).  Scripts are no more susceptible to sabotage and misuse than binary files, it is just that scripts can be more easily decoded and understood than binary files, and so management (that usually doesn't know much about a computer system) becomes frightened and issues orders to relieve their stress.

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