[Wine] Re: Windows SNMP Probe via Wine
wineforum-user at winehq.org
Fri Sep 12 18:53:40 CDT 2008
mclovin you need to learn about Linux security.
Really Root on Linux does not exist as most people think. Root is basically a construct nothing more. Root = Normal User + POSIX capabilities permissions.
If your kernel has posix file capabilities give wine assign CAP_NET_RAW permission to wine. There is less security risk this way.
Every segment of the powers that root has can be turned on 1 at a time for a program if you know how. Reason why I go threw people for even running wine as root on a Linux box ever.
Other ways of using posix file capabilities have existed since 2.2 Linux Kernel.
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