In message <>, Jeff Pang writes:
> Hello,
> 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.

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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