Re: Parallel Port Question

Alan Cox (
Thu, 12 Jun 1997 20:53:48 +0100 (BST)

> The reason I'm writing this message is because I'm dissatisfied with
> both methods. They both require the application program to be run with
> root permissions (or opening up the permissions on /dev/port). And
> the applications become hardware specific.

No they do not. They require the application to be run through a trivial
secure setuid front end - of which several are on the net. The port access
mask is inherited.