[ntp:hackers] NTP Release Candidate 4.2.8p1-RC1 Released

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Wed Jan 28 23:31:35 UTC 2015


Removing webmaster@ from the thread.

Juergen,

Any thoughts?

This may be something we can look at this weekend at FOSDEM - Martin
Burnicki will be here, and I don't recall if Juergen was going to make
it or not.

H
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"Gary E. Miller" writes:
> Yo Harlan!
> 
> On Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:13:10 +0000
> Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org> wrote:
> 
> > "Gary E. Miller" writes:
> > > Yo All!
> > > 
> > > On Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:23:09 -0800
> > > "Gary E. Miller" <gem at rellim.com> wrote:
> > > 
> > > > So the decision was to punt the SHM permissions changes?
> > 
> > A fix is in the queue - see http://bugs.ntp.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2627
> 
> Looks like the mode will now default to the old behavior,  that is an
> important security fix as otherwise permissions would have been silently
> loosend opening a seccurity issue.
> 
> But I see no indication of progress to 0660 mode which is the real fix.
> Otherwise gpsd and ntpd both need to start as root and can make no changes
> to SHM's after dropping root.  This has been a long standing issue for
> gpsd resulting in inability to dynamically add time sources.
> 
> RGDS
> GARY
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97701
> 	gem at rellim.com  Tel:+1(541)382-8588
> 


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