[vorbis-dev] Ports

Kenneth C. Arnold kcarnold at arnoldnet.net
Sun Dec 31 14:24:08 PST 2000

According to Monty (sometime around Sun, Dec 31, 2000 at 11:56:57AM -0800):
> > 
> > Instead greate an "audio" group with write permissions on
> > /dev/dsp and add all users who should be able to play audio to
> > this group (and don't forget to logout/login after that).
> This addresses the issue of the audio devices, but is there a similar
> non-root strategy for access to the realtime scheduler (Linux)?

That was one I hadn't thought of ...

libao needs to drop privilages before opening anything that isn't a
device, and make sure that any device is actually a device. Though
ogg123 may never need it (though I think it may eventually), libao is
a library so that other projects can use it. You wouldn't want to be
found responsible for a local-r00t at a big company, would you? The
hacker is only one side of the problem; insecure code is the other.

Kenneth Arnold <ken at arnoldnet.net> / kcarnold / Linux user #180115

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