> dio- is required to be setuid-root to gain I/O permissions. I looked at it a
> few times, and it is probably safe, but I would like to get a second
> opinion. Stephan, can you should it to your local security geeks?
> mhttpd- definitely unsafe. It has more buffer overflows than I can shake a
> stick at. Why is it suid-root anyway?
> webpaw- what is it?!?
dio was written by Pierre.
mhttpd and webpaw both are web servers. webpaw is used to display PAW
pictures over the web. If you run these programs at a port <1024, and most
people do run them at port 80 (at least at PSI), they need to be setuid-root.
Unless you know a better way to do that...