[radvd-devel-l] radvd not starting with different logmethod than default

Reuben Hawkins reubenhwk at gmail.com
Mon Jan 2 11:35:39 EST 2012

On Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 8:29 AM, Pekka Savola <pekkas at netcore.fi> wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Jan 2012, Reuben Hawkins wrote:
>> I'm not convinced that's accurate.  In the code privsep_init and
>> drop_root_privileges appear to be completely independent, although the
>> intent is for them to be used together (from what I gather).
>> Without dropping root privileges, we can still call privsep_init, fork
>> a new process, communicate over a pipe, call into privsep_interface_*,
>> etc.  Can you verify privsep and drop_root_priv are independent?
>> Since that's a lot of fairly simple code, it makes since to just
>> enable it all the time for simpler and more complete testing.
> Sorry, I didn't read carefully enough, and I mixed these up. I can't check
> it at the moment, but you may be right.
> Pekka
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I pushed a branch up to git with some initial changes...


Some other things which should be done (I'll get to them in the next few weeks):
* remove the file privsep-bsd44.c.  It seems completely useless at this point.
* test/fix the initial bug report which spawned this email thread.

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