Re: Sticky bit set on linux password file
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 11:56:15 -0700
On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 11:51 AM, Jared Still <jkstill_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> The following test was performed:
> shutdown database
> chmod 640 orapworcl
> startup database
> logon to database remotely as sysdba
> It doesn't appear that the SUID bit serves any purpose.
> Does someone here know why the password file is SUID?
I hit SEND just a bit too soon.
After doing that test, I saw that the sticky bit was again set on the
This occurs during the mount of the controlfile (220.127.116.11 database)
- SQL> startup nomount ORACLE instance started.
Total System Global Area 337609664 bytes
Fixed Size 742336 bytes Variable Size 218103808 bytes Database Buffers 117440512 bytes Redo Buffers 1323008 bytesSQL> !ls -l orapworcl
-rw-r----- 1 oracle oinstall 1536 Oct 30 2007 orapworcl
SQL> alter database mount;
SQL> !ls -l orpworcl
-rwSr----- 1 oracle oinstall 1536 Oct 30 2007 orapwqa01
SQL> So the question still stands - why?
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist