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From "Wil Hatfield - HVHM Customer Care" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] setuid script problem
Date Fri, 09 May 2003 20:30:14 GMT

> You are confused. The "sticky" bit is set with a 1 in the first octal
> digit. E.g. chmod 1755 would set the sticky bit. A 2 would be the setgid
> bit and a 4 is the setuid bit. (And, of course, you can combine them.)

My bust.... a terminology thing. Setuid bit then... not sticky.

> In an effort to avoid inherent security problems with setuid scripts,
> many systems no longer allow the setuid (or setgid) bit to work with
> non-binary executables.

You scared me. I thought they were going to do away with suidperl and its


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