On 8/28/09, RW <rwmailli...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Aug 2009 11:54:19 +0300
> Giorgos Keramidas <keram...@ceid.upatras.gr> wrote:
>> On Fri, 28 Aug 2009 09:24:35 +0100, Jeronimo Calvo
>> <jeronimocal...@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> > As far as i know, using SUID, script must runs with root
>> > permissions... so i shoudnt get "Permission denied", what im doing
>> > wrong??
>> No it must not.  There are security reasons why shell scripts are not
>> setuid-capable.  You can find some of them in the archives of the
>> mailing list, going back at least until 1997.
> I'm bit puzzled by this, previous threads have given the impression
> that this is a myth, for example:
> http://www.mail-archive.com/freebsd-questions@freebsd.org/msg185134.html
> So are scripts actually incapable of running setuid?

Dunno, but this dawns on me..

what defines a script?  I've always defined a script that starts with
a #! shebang.

So the script can be SUID, but the interpreter/shell isn't.  Is that
why it doesn't work?

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