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From: 7v5w7go9ub0o <7v5w7go9ub0o@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-security@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-security] Re: Securing dhcpcd (client)
Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2006 01:30:11
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-security] Re: Securing dhcpcd (client) by "Brian G. Peterson"
On Sun, 08 Oct 2006 20:27:23 -0400, Brian G. Peterson  
<brian@×××××××××.com> wrote:

> On Sunday 08 October 2006 19:10, 7v5w7go9ub0o wrote: >> On Sun, 08 Oct 2006 18:51:01 -0400, Brian G. Peterson wrote: >> > On Sunday 08 October 2006 16:26, 7v5w7go9ub0o wrote: >> >> It is my understanding that dhcpcd client requires root or a >> >> privileged user. >> > >> > Standard gentoo net scripts offer multiple dhcp options, not all of >> > them require maintaing root privileges. >> >> Great! Thanks for the reply! >> >> Where do I get standard gentoo net scripts? > > Try looking at /etc/conf.d/net and all the options in there. > > If you have an old or truncated net script, re-emerge sys-apps/baselayout >
Ah..... /etc/conf.d/net....... been there often. Sorry ... didn't know that it was referred to as net scripts (duh). I've looked through net and have found some interesting options for both dhcpcd (e.g. dhcpcd_eth0="-t 10", which seems to be a dhcpcd command line parameter), and for "generic" dhcp (e.g. dhcp_eth0="release nodns nontp nonis nogateway nosendhost").. 1. Have seen nothing that lowers dhcpcd privilege!? What am I missing? (dhcpcd starts fine, but sits out there as a root process) 2. Where can I get a list of other "generic" dhcp commands, please. Thanks for your (patient) help! (newbie) -- gentoo-security@g.o mailing list


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Re: [gentoo-security] Re: Securing dhcpcd (client) "Brian G. Peterson" <brian@×××××××××.com>