suid bit on executables?

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Mar 23 14:54:00 GMT 2004

On Mar 22 19:49, Richard Troy wrote:
> A little over a year ago, I poked my nose under the tent to inquire about
> this once more and in the interrim there had been a new cygserver and a
> new ssh daemon, and I was very happy with the advance, but still things
> were short of the SUID bit being honored...
> Now, I read in the archives about something, apparently upcoming, called
> cygdaemon... I read hints that cygdaemon helps address this problem.

There's no such thing as a cygdaemon, only cygserver.  If the SUID stuff
gets implemented, it will be based on cygserver.  But there's no code
for doing this so far.  Security changes in 2K3 are making an implementation
even more complex.


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