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Old 08-25-2003, 07:35 AM   #1
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Kerner Capabilities

Kernel Capabilities

I was wondering how to give some program a certain set of capabilities (POSIX)
I searched the man pages, and found two functions capget and capset
But I cannot find more documents of how to use them or so

I also noticed a command line "lcap" which takes parameters but it seems not to work on kernel 2.4.18 so I think i have to download some patch or so

Any help please ?
Old 08-25-2003, 11:57 PM   #2
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I beleive kernel capabilities are in developement, and might not actually be in the 2.4.x series.... I could be wrong, but I think you'll have to use a developement kernel.
Old 08-28-2003, 07:16 AM   #3
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You mean 2.5.X ??
Isn't there any patches I can download anyway to 2.4.x ?
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