[Bug 2625] Support Capabilities for ssh client port forwarding

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Mon Oct 24 10:50:44 AEDT 2016


Darren Tucker <dtucker at zip.com.au> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Darren Tucker <dtucker at zip.com.au> ---
Comment on attachment 2880
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Don't require a root if there is CAP_NET_BIND_SERVICE

I'm ok with doing something like this but the patch currently needs
some work:
 - unconditionally linking against libcap will break every other
platform that doesn't have it.  Ditto the actual function calls.
 - putting the libcap interface code inline in readconf.c will make
maintenance of that file harder as future changes need to be pulled in,
and that file changes a lot.
 - there is the equivalent check in sshd, which this code does not

I've started by factoring this check out into its own function:

>From there we needs to add the appropriate configure time
--with-capabilities flag and add the code inside #ifdef
USE_CAPABILITIES inside misc.c:bind_permitted().

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