SIMH & root

From: Patrick Finnegan <>
Date: Thu Sep 2 00:10:44 2004

On Wednesday 01 September 2004 23:06, Zane H. Healy wrote:
> >Speaking of SIMH..
> >
> >SIMH requires root privileges to do its networking (at least on most
> > of its unix host OS's), understandably, but I'm not happy with
> > it...
> I'm not happy with this either. The same problem exists with KLH10.
> The best solution I've seen is a special "hardened" Linux distro on
> CD that you boot from to run the emulator. I've not gotten that
> motivated.

Under the 2.6 linux kernel, you should be able to use capabilities to
effect the same result, without opening up the entire "running a
process as root" bag of worms. Just don't ask me how, as I've never
used them yet, I just know that they are (should be) there.

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