On Sat, Apr 20, 2002 at 03:39:14PM -0600, Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:
> For the benefit of packet sniffers and other things that only want
> read-only access to /dev/bpf*, what do people think of adding a 'bpf'
> group for those programs? This allows bpf devices to be read by
> programs running with an effective gid of 'bpf' instead of the current
> requirement for an effective user of root. I've been running this way
> on many of our servers for several months now, and things like snort,
> tcpdump, etc., are quite happy with it (under stable).
I do this a lot too on systems where it makes sense. But I'm not sure
I understand what you are asking to be done. Is it asking too much of
an administrator to do,
# echo 'sniff:*:80:<list of users>' >> /etc/group
# chown root:sniff /dev/bpf*
# chmod 640 /dev/bpf*
To do the appropriate customizations?
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