netfilter firewalling problems and solutions

Archaic archaic at
Sun Feb 22 18:51:04 PST 2004

On Sun, Feb 22, 2004 at 07:50:35PM -0500, Robert Connolly wrote:
> I dont want coreutils su to overwrite shadow su, in the event coreutils gets 
> reinstalled. But not just coreutils, anything. It should give a permission 
> denied, or like 'cp -i', if make install tries to copy to a file that already 
> exists. This isn't on my todo list yet. It might be a while before I try to 
> put this into practice.

Okay. So you want to use chattr +i to do this? If so, that would work
even if root installed a package, because root can't even overcome
immutability without explicitly running chattr -i on a file. So now, I
see no reason for an lfs user. Are there any other reasons for this
user? BTW, I've said before, but just to be clear to anyone who might
come across this thread mid-way, chattr is only for ext2/3, so it's use
requires limiting possibilities. Something one needs to watch out for
lest they get bitten by it.


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