NetworkManager or Wifi-Radar?

Grant McWilliams grantmasterflash at
Fri Jun 13 19:54:03 CEST 2008

gag, cough sputter. An SUID program is better than a SUDO entry???? I'm
going to use this thread for my Linux Host System Security class on Tuesday!


On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 6:49 AM, Greg Folkert <greg at> wrote:

> On Fri, 2008-06-13 at 14:31 +0200, Jean-Christophe wrote:
> > I found this thread and I could suggest another soft: wpa_gui, which is
> > the most highly capable I found.
> > I made a hotkey launching 'sudo wpa_gui' (it must be launched as root)
> > and added 'ALL     ALL=NOPASSWD: /usr/sbin/wpa_gui' to sudoers with
> visudo.
> I know many people hate SUID programs... but rather than make a grievous
> SUDOERS ENTRY like that...
> Why not make the program SUID and owned by root? Or at least GUID and
> proper groups memberships for the running user.
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