[buug] Problems installing open-ssh
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Tue Jul 25 15:30:07 PDT 2000
--- Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> 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.
My apologies. I'll remember to include URL's in future.
> Possibly, you're using the wrong quote character? I see nothing wrong
> with the syntax as quoted.
Okay, I'll try some variations.
> 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
> security settings.
I can "un-do" everything, as I have recorded all changes.
> It might very well be some binary your system is designed to have SUID
Once I get an actual list of all SUID binaries, I may be able to get this
method of security working. But *that sounds like a very reasonable
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