Bill Jonas on Wed, 18 Apr 2001 22:30:21 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] SuSE Sound Question

On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 03:32:36PM -0400, Mental wrote:
> Sloppy. Bad habit to get into. Right up there with xhost +localhost. I 
> hope you dont write code like that. 

This is not /dev/mem, /dev/hd*, /dev/kmem, or /dev/s[cd]*.  What's an
intruder going to do, play an mp3 at me?  At worst, 'cat
/dev/random >/dev/audio'.  I grant you, it's not best practice, but
several times at work, when I've mentioned something like a local root
exploit, the response I heard was, "So?  I've got a single-user machine.
And I've got nothing important on here.  Besides, if I get broken into,
I'll just reinstall."  Including from you.  :)

But yes, the proper solution is mode 660 with group ownership being
'audio' or something like that.  What I did was if you're lazy and don't
care if intruders make random sounds come out of your speakers.  :)

Bill Jonas    *    *
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