Bug 19696 - Running arpwatch as non root user
Summary: Running arpwatch as non root user
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tcpdump (Show other bugs)
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Harald Hoyer
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Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2000-10-24 16:30 UTC by Jarno Huuskonen
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2000-10-26 11:25:29 UTC
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
Patch for arpwatch-2.1a9 to drop root privs after init. (2.11 KB, patch)
2000-10-24 16:32 UTC, Jarno Huuskonen
no flags Details | Diff
Arpwatch man page patch. (826 bytes, patch)
2000-10-24 16:33 UTC, Jarno Huuskonen
no flags Details | Diff

Description Jarno Huuskonen 2000-10-24 16:30:22 UTC

I made a patch for arpwatch-2.1a10 that allows it to drop root privileges
after opening (pcap_open_live) socket. I'm attaching the patch in case
you are interested (it adds -u command line parameter).
I'm also attaching a man page patch (by Pekka Savola) that describes
the -u parameter.


Comment 1 Jarno Huuskonen 2000-10-24 16:32:26 UTC
Created attachment 4613 [details]
Patch for arpwatch-2.1a9 to drop root privs after init.

Comment 2 Jarno Huuskonen 2000-10-24 16:33:28 UTC
Created attachment 4614 [details]
Arpwatch man page patch.

Comment 3 Daniel Roesen 2000-10-26 11:25:22 UTC
Request for inclusion of this patch strongly seconded.

Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 2000-11-02 13:14:56 UTC
Fixed (patches added) in tcpdump-3.4-32.

Comment 5 Andrew Bartlett 2001-01-01 02:31:04 UTC
However arpwatch still runs as root - as stated in bug 21737 a new user/group
needs to be added for arpwatch to use.

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