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*getsockopt*, of all things?

*getsockopt*, of all things?

Posted Jul 10, 2009 23:28 UTC (Fri) by efexis (guest, #26355)
In reply to: *getsockopt*, of all things? by RobSeace
Parent article: The fanotify API

"(Is that really necessary, instead of, say, giving the filename and letting the app do its own open, or whatever it wants to do to the file?)"

That would require the scanner (or whatever) to be running with permission to open any file on the file system... you might not want that. Much more secure to pass it a read-only already-open filehandle, and allow it to run as an unprivileged user.

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