Bug 45305 - RFE: arpwatch to default to dropping root
RFE: arpwatch to default to dropping root
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: tcpdump (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Reported: 2001-06-21 06:06 EDT by Pekka Savola
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-21 06:06:50 EDT
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Description Pekka Savola 2001-06-21 06:06:47 EDT
Default /etc/sysconfig/arpwatch should be created, which would cause
arpwatch to
relinquish root privileges when run in the default installation.

'arpwatch' or something more generic, like 'tcpdump' or 'pcap' uid/gid
should be 
reserved for this (tcpdump, when used for monitoring can also drop privs,
ethereal?, ...)
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2001-07-19 09:05:53 EDT
created default /etc/sysconfig/arpwatch with OPTIONS="-u daemon"
Comment 2 Pekka Savola 2001-07-19 09:08:49 EDT
Please note that /var/arpwatch must also be made owned by the same uid, and (at
least some)
files there too.

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