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ID: 17789, Interface to libcap

by Ray Lischner Email: Anonymous


Kylix interface to libcap, to access Linux capabilities.
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For Kylix, Version 1.0  to 2.0 286 downloads
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Size: 12,097 bytes
Updated on Sun, 14 Apr 2002 13:34:05 GMT
Originally uploaded on Sun, 14 Apr 2002 13:33:18 GMT
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MD5 Hash: FBF804CA0CBBFEC6ACAE3F52CF4842AA

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Description
Kylix interface to libcap (which you can download from http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/libs/security/linux-privs/).

Capabilities are OS privileges. Ordinarily, root has all privileges, and non-root has few privileges. Using capabilities, you can restrict root privileges, or grant additional privileges to non-root processes. (The latter needs a modified kernel, so most uses are the former.) Restricted privileges are especially helpful for public servers. See the libcap documentation for more information.

For more information, see http://www.tempest-sw.com/

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