Setting up gpg on an IRIX web server

Werner Koch
Fri, 4 Feb 2000 15:39:03 +0100

On Fri, 4 Feb 2000, wrote:

> it would be nice for other os-s to support this so usage of setuid can
> be avoided. does anyone know whether there is any work being done to
> support this? (at least for linux?)
according to Dave Miller this is not allowed by POSIX. The solution for Linux are Capabilities (there is no Posix standard but it is decribed in the draft standard). GnuPG supports it and IIRC Rèmi supplied the patches and it seems to work. You have to do a ./configure --use-capabilities to enable it. However, you need an extra library (libpcap) to make irt work. -- Werner Koch at keyid 621CC013