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nosuid in fstab
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: nosuid in fstab
- From: Jeff Wilson <wilsonj_(_at_)_cs_(_dot_)_ecs_(_dot_)_baylor_(_dot_)_edu>
- Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 10:09:36 -0500 (CDT)
- Reply-to: wilsonj_(_at_)_cs_(_dot_)_ecs_(_dot_)_baylor_(_dot_)_edu
Buried at the bottom of my previous note ...
> Where can I read more about nosuid (other than mount(8) and fstab(5))?
> Do you have any recommendations or caveats about removing this setting
> from a particular partition?
I'm using Perl to create a web front-end for an application that needs
root privileges. I've read enough to see that suid is a hot potato --
grab it, use it, drop it, and careful with your inputs. Any other
gothchas come to mind? Lessons learned? I hate to use the cliche, "best
practices." However, if you'll pardon the flattery, this is THE community
Thanks for your time,
Jeff Wilson Senior Analyst/Programmer
Baylor University Network Services Group
Waco, TX Information Technology Services
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