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bug #13398: /dev/{null,zero,full} should not be run as root

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Tue Jun 14 11:51:57 2005  
Category: Hurd ServersSeverity: 1 - Wish
Priority: 1 - LaterItem Group: None
Status: FixedPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOriginator Name: Neal H. Walfield
Originator Email: -unavailable-Open/Closed: Closed
Reproducibility: NoneSize (loc): None
Planned Release: NoneEffort: 0.00
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Wed Aug 28 21:43:29 2013, comment #1:

Fixed by Justus Winter.

Samuel Thibault <sthibaul>
Project Member
Tue Jun 14 11:51:57 2005, original submission:

/dev/{null,zero,full} should not be run as root: they don't need root
access to operate correctly. Because they are translators and the
node is owned by root, the file system starts them with root
permission. Ideally, they should be run with no user ids but as an
interim measure, they can be run as nobody.



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