Re: is it safe to chmod +s named?
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Jeff Pang writes:[color=blue]
> I need to let apache start/stop named.
> I set: chmod +s named, so httpd (run with nobody) can stop/start it.
> Is it safe for this behavior? thanks.[/color]
In general, no. Named is not designed to be run suid root.
A ordinary user can do all sorts of damage with named.
I would suggest that you create a wrapper which then exec's
named with arguements that you deem safe. This wrapper can
be suid root.
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