Linux-privs-discuss -- Discussion of POSIX.1e capabilities/privileges on Linux


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This is list is for the discussion of implementing the (withdrawn) POSIX.1e draft under Linux.

Capabilities (originally known as "privileges", although this term was changed to avoid confusion with the ISO sense of the word) are a way of breaking up "root" privileges into a set of distinct capabilities. It also has a much more sophisticated system for determining when executables get these privileges, and how such privileges are inherited across the exec() system call.

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