linux posix capabilities

Robert Connolly robert at
Sun Dec 23 21:43:00 PST 2007

At there are a bunch of tips for 
using posix capabilities. Some highlights include dropping the suid bit from 
ping and xorg. has some new libcap packages for linux-2.6.. it 
looks like someone is maintaining it again. The latest libcap depends on the 
Attr package, and probably also depends on file system extended attributes.


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