INN under NetBSD

Matthias Scheler tron at
Fri Jun 4 06:12:53 UTC 2004

On Thu, Jun 03, 2004 at 04:59:29PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> I've patched this up in CVS (and added code to switch to the news user if
> the real or effective UID is root, just to keep from writing batch files
> as root).

Great. Thank you.

> > BTW: why has "rnews" to be setuid "news" at all? Shouldn't access to
> >      the Unix domain socket be enough do its job?
> Having access to the Unix domain socket is sufficient; that's what this
> allows for.


tron at colwyn:~>ls -dl /var/news/run
drwxrwxr-x  2 news  news  512 Jun  4 08:10 /var/news/run
tron at colwyn:~>ls -dl /var/news/run/nntpin 
srwxrwxrwx  1 news  news  0 Jun  2 14:22 /var/news/run/nntpin

It looks that access is unrestricted on my systeme anyway.

	Kind regards

Matthias Scheler                        

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