[buug] Problems installing open-ssh
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Jul 25 10:25:00 PDT 2000
begin Zeke Krahlin quotation:
> I have a better grasp now, of the file system hierarchy...but I still
> can't figure out how "/etc" got its name.
Well, I can't, either. It's one of the Mysteries.
> So, I have applied the security instructions in "Building a Secure
> Gateway, part II", by Chris Stoddard.
But you aren't providing the URL. I don't go around with these things
in my head, you know.
OK, right: I re-found it via the search engine at LinuxToday.
> Under the section "SUID Programs", when I run this command:
> ls -alF `find / -perm -4000` > /root/suid.txt
> I get a failed result:
> Try 'ls --help' for more information.
Possibly, you're using the wrong quote character? I see nothing wrong
with the syntax as quoted.
> After making all the changes laid out in his essay, I reboot (using the
> reboot option in the KDE log-out box), only to get this screen report:
Unfortunately, adding security to a laxily-designed system not only is
inconvenient but also tends to break things. I hope you kept a good
record of what you did, so you can reverse some or all of it until you
can determine what in your (Mandrake?) distribution depends on bad
It might very well be some binary your system is designed to have SUID
> Also, now I can't log on as a user, just as root.
Same comments apply.
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Rick Moen "No, you open your present...."
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