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[LDM #SWB-825395]: LDM question: sticky bit



James,

> We're using a very old version of the LDM and are starting to "refresh"
> our LDM environment. We've found our LDM log files are owned by root and
> traced this to the fact that ldmd has the sticky bit set.

Something's wrong. The ldmadmin(1) script should create the LDM log file with 
the LDM user as the owner regardless of the ownership of the LDM server, 
ldmd(1). At least, that's what happens now. How old is your version?

> What is the
> reason for this? Would removing it cause the LDM to lose functionality?

The LDM program must be owned by root and setuid in order for it to listen on 
its well known (and registered) port, 388. As soon as it obtains this port from 
the operating system, it relinquishes root privileges.

Regards,
Steve Emmerson

Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: SWB-825395
Department: Support LDM
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed
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