Contributed by jose on from the more-security-as-we-near-a-code-freeze dept.
Actually, we're very near a tree freeze, so it will be a big help to get as many people testing as many architecture snapshots and builds as possible. Lots of things changed for the upcoming 3.3 release: lots of PF changes, ProPolice, various exec protection options, threads, BIND9 was imported, privsep X and now xconsole. Please, download, build, use and report bugs. A few have been found but many more lurk.List: openbsd-tech Subject: xconsole is privsep now too From: Theo de RaadtLink: (original message)
Date: 2003-02-21 21:33:22 matthieu has changed xconsole(1) so that is also now privsep, and now the main process does not run as root. It would be nice if new snapshots (starting tonight) are tested carefully, to see if any glitches show up in our X11 privsep and xconsole privsep changes. As I see it, this now removes almost all the major worries I have had about the X server traditionally... it is still a large server sitting on port 6000+n, but not as root, this helps a lot.. Thannks.
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