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From Ben Laurie <...@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: pserver on taz?
Date Sun, 22 Jun 1997 12:26:53 GMT
Marc Slemko wrote:
> 
> On Sun, 22 Jun 1997, Ben Laurie wrote:
> 
> > Hmmm - fixed FreeBSD. In order to use ssh with CVS, I installed it (I'd been
> > using it from the build directory, a bad habit of mine). Installing it made it
> > setuid root, which allowed it to set the local port to 1023, which meant my
> > firewall blocked it. Removing the setuid bit fixed it. Why does it need
> > setuid? I'm using 1.2.20, BTW.
> 
> ssh/sshd can do authorization based on .rhosts files if you allow them.
> If it isn't setuid, it can't do that.  It also can't read the host's
> private key.

Errr ... that's sshd, right? Why does ssh need it?

Cheers,

Ben.

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