[GLLUG] Does anyone use Linux capabilities ?

Andy Smith andy at bitfolk.com
Tue Oct 28 17:28:51 UTC 2014


On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 05:05:15PM +0000, Dimitrios Siganos wrote:
> On 28/10/14 16:47, Alain Williams wrote:
> >Just wondering ... these have been in the kernel for getting on to 20 years. One
> >of those things on my 'must get round to learning & using' list.
> >
> >Do any of you use them ? If so, what for ?
> I use it to give non root users access to tcpdump/wireshark without
> the need to become root.

Ditto, but also to trace processes (lsof, strace and friends). In
recent kernels non-root user can't even strace their own processes.


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