simh running as root etc

From: David Holland <>
Date: Sun Sep 5 13:04:45 2004

Cause SIMH does it's networking things (currently) by packet sniffing,
and most OS's don't want everyone sniffing packets, (Particularly the
ones w/ passwords in them.) ergo, you must be 'root' to sniff packets.


On Sun, 2004-09-05 at 07:12, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> Vince Mulhollon wrote:
> > My way around it, was to compile two copies of the pdp11, one
> > plain user prog called pdp11, one with ethernet compiled in
> > called pdp11-ether. If someone wants they can SUID root the
> > pdp11-ether, but I'm not going to do it for them.
> > I am not an expert pdp11 user but this seems to result in no
> > complaints (whom is an expert on all 32 simh emulators other
> > than Bob S ?)
> Why does simh need to run as root to do networky stuff?
> Gordon.
Received on Sun Sep 05 2004 - 13:04:45 BST

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