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2627 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2009 1:11 AM by over_look
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2009 11:03 AM (in response to over_look)No, there's no way for an approved app to get root perms. I assume it's out of the question since that kind of access would break the business model that allows independent developers to place apps in the store.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2009 1:15 PM (in response to RayNewbie)Thanks for the prompt reply.
It still puzzles me that not one of (literally) one billion applications ever requires root privileges. I understand the potential security problems, though other sandboxes (e.g. in Java) allow an authentication mechanism to escape out the restrictions when needed.
I guess that also libpcap is not accessible, as it would be of little/no use if you are not root.iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2009 1:29 PM (in response to over_look)
It still puzzles me that not one of (literally) one billion applications
30k apps with +1 billion downloads.
Not sure what environment you're used to that treats root so casually, but in this world, such actions are taken seriously.Intel iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2009 1:11 AM (in response to K T)I don't think that every application should have that privileges by default. But I though (as in all other systems environments) that there should be a way to raise that privileges once you know what you're doing.
Thanks for pointing out the correct number of apps. 1 bln applications was way too much.
MarcoiMac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)