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Old 07-26-2010, 04:35 PM   #1
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setgid() calls get error "

Hi All:

I have a simple program attached below. I login as root, compiled and ran setgid_test.c as root also. The program simply tries to copy a file "seed_file" to a new "test_file". The new "test_file" should have user id: 40088, group id "40000". When I ran a.out, setuid() worked, but setgid() failed. I have to have this work, because I always login to a root, but will create files with different uids and gids to test a quota system.

Please note that both uid and gid I used are valid. I have NIS client setup properly.

[root@rtplab101 test_dir]# ypcat passwd|grep 40088 |grep 40000

I am running Redhat 5 on my Linux client.
Linux rtplab101 2.6.18-92.el5PAE #1 SMP Tue Apr 29 13:31:02 EDT 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Very appreciate your help.


-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2406185 Jul 26 10:56 seed_file
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 632 Jul 26 2010 setgid_test.c
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5928 Jul 26 2010 a.out

setgid failed: errno=1, Operation not permitted

ls -l test_file /* get the righ uid, but setgid failed */
-rw-r--r-- 1 40088 root 2408448 Jul 26 2010 test_file

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <errno.h>
#include <string.h>

#define BUFFER_SIZE 8192

const char *seed_file = "seed_file";
char *buffer[BUFFER_SIZE];

int main(){
FILE *fpin;
FILE *fpout;

printf("setuid failed: %s\n", strerror(errno));
printf("setgid failed: errno=%d, %s\n", errno, strerror(errno));

fpin = fopen(seed_file, "r");
fpout = fopen("test_file", "w");

fread(buffer, BUFFER_SIZE, 1, fpin);
fwrite(buffer, BUFFER_SIZE, 1, fpout);

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