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From: Mark Guertin <guertin@...>
Subject: Re: Changes to traceroute in newest release
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 13:33:07 -0500
On 16-Dec-03, at 1:16 PM, Michael Reilly wrote:

>> Well, I can't speak for everyone else, but I certainly find the 
>> changes
>> welcome.
>
> I find the change offensive.  It is my system and I want the tools I 
> install
> to work.  There is no excuse for someone thinking they can force me to 
> su
> every time I want to run traceroute.  Of course the fix is obvious - 
> chmod
> 4755 traceroute.
>
> Why isn't this a USE option?

a USE option for this doesn't make a lot of sense in my mind .... think 
about it.  USE="suid" could be more like USE="hackmenow" ;)  The trend 
with security is to eliminate this sort of thing, not to encourage it.  
That said it's easy enough for you to chmod it, so maybe a simple ewarn 
is in order for people that have this concern that they can chmod it if 
they desire, but I agree that by default that less with these 
permissions are better.

cfengine is the good stuff.  Works on OSX too in case anyone cares :)

Mark


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