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Re: The difficulty of running Nmap with privileges on Mac OS X
From: bmenrigh () ucsd edu
Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 15:40:48 -0700 (PDT)

I like this option by far the best.  I think that shipping setuid
binaries is a bad idea, generally speaking, and I think that not killing
the nmap process when a tab is closed is better than shipping a setuid
binary.  What about some wrapper script that's not setuid, but that you
execute with AuthorizationExecuteWithPrivileges?  It could exec nmap and
output the pid to stdout or something.  Just a thought.


Or another hack: put a undocumented --pid option in Nmap so that Nmap
reports the PID on execution.


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