[ntp:questions] Using Trimble TSIP under Linux

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Mon Oct 29 14:15:16 UTC 2012

Kennedy, Paul wrote:

> sudo chmod 777 /usr/sbin/ntpd 

Setting a service (daemon) binary world writeable opens a gaping 
security hole.  Actually, more generally, chmod 777 indicates a triumph 
of convenience over security.

> To make sure the root user (that's the one who runs 'services' has permission to run ntpd. 

root has the special ability that it can run programs as long as anyone 
has execute permission on them.

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