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Re: [opensuse] Re: Should openSUSE review it's Security Policies?
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 14:52:43 +0100
  • Message-id: <jinuva$h0n$>
Roger Oberholtzer wrote:

On Thu, 2012-03-01 at 13:02 +0100, Per Jessen wrote:
Roger Oberholtzer wrote:

Well, these suppliers provide, quite often, QT apps that allow one
to configure their devices. They need to first locate them. A
network broadcast is what they would like to do. Except on Linux
this requires root permissions.

I'm not at all sure, but isn't this managed with capabilities? There
is a CAP_NET_BROADCAST (although the man page says "unused").

You have my attention. Where is this?

Well, maybe start with "man capabilities". I think that is where I saw
CAP_NET_BROADCAST mentioned. I have never played with any of this, but
my understanding is that you can manage various capabilities on a
per-process or per-user basis. I'm grasping at straws, but I'm sure
somebody here will have an actual understanding of this.

Per Jessen, Zürich (11.2°C)

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