Setting up gpg on an IRIX web server
Sat, 05 Feb 2000 00:51:23 +0900

> 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?)
wk> according to Dave Miller this is not allowed by POSIX. The solution wk> for Linux are Capabilities (there is no Posix standard but it is wk> decribed in the draft standard). GnuPG supports it and IIRC Rèmi wk> supplied the patches and it seems to work. You have to do a wk> ./configure --use-capabilities to enable it. However, you need an wk> extra library (libpcap) to make irt work. interesting, thank you for the information. aside: i wonder why posix doesn't allow it. time to go do some research i guess ;-)