simh running as root etc

From: Gordon JC Pearce <>
Date: Sun Sep 5 18:43:11 2004

David Holland wrote:
> 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.
> David

Have you seen how User Mode Linux handles this? IIRC you can run a
userspace kernel, and have it talk to a networking daemon which runs as
root. Obviously this gives you a lot more fine-grained control over
what the UML kernel actually sees - great for honeypots, because from
"outside" it looks just like an ordinary running Linux kernel.

Received on Sun Sep 05 2004 - 18:43:11 BST

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