ptrace, pokerstars and Ubuntu 10.10

Mike Kaplinskiy mike.kaplinskiy at
Sun Sep 12 21:43:30 CDT 2010

On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 10:24 PM, Scott Ritchie <scott at> wrote:
> On 09/12/2010 05:57 PM, Mike Kaplinskiy wrote:
>> CAP_NET_RAW should enable ping to work just fine I think. setuid seems
>> a little too dangerous on the current wineserver, we don't do many
>> checks and a few bugs on our side will turn the os into windows, and
>> not in a good way. Better stick to cap's for now while we don't need
>> all the uid 0 features.
>> Mike.
> Will today's Wine actually make use of CAP_NET_RAW if it has it on Linux?
> Perhaps more importantly, could Wine include a "wineping" program that
> has CAP_NET_RAW so we can get programs that use pings working without
> letting arbitrary programs craft their own raw sockets?
> Thanks,
> Scott Ritchie

Unless we decide to change who creates the sockets, the wineserver
needs CAP_NET_RAW, not a particular program. We don't take advantage
of the caps of the executable (mostly?). It actually wouldn't be too
hard to have the app create the socket and not the server.


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