2738 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2009 1:11 AM by over_look
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.
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.