As of Linux 2.2.0, the power of the superuser has been partitioned into a set of discrete capabilities (in other places, these capabilities are know as privileges).
The contents of the libcap package are a library and a number of simple programs that are intended to show how an application/daemon can be protected (with wrappers) or rewritten to take advantage of this fine grained approach to constraining the danger to your system from programs running as 'root'.
Author: Andrew G. Morgan <morgan [at] linux [dot] kernel [dot] org>
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>
T2 source: libcap-1.10-alpha.patch
T2 source: libcap-1.10-ia64.patch
T2 source: libcap-1.10-shared.patch
T2 source: libcap-1.10-userland.patch
T2 source: libcap.cache
T2 source: libcap.conf
T2 source: libcap.desc
Build time (on reference hardware): 0% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.09 MB, 34 files
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
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