[ntp:questions] Using Trimble TSIP under Linux
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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