[Bro] BRO on FreeBSD 5.2.1

Vern Paxson vern at icir.org
Fri Sep 24 14:43:03 PDT 2004

> OK, but the devfs devices are created as...
> gumshoe# ls -lt /dev/b*
> crw-------  1 bro  wheel   23,   1 Sep 24 14:14 /dev/bpf1
> crw-------  1 bro  wheel   23,   0 Sep 24 14:14 /dev/bpf0
> (I changed the owner from root to bro.)  If bro is a member of group 
> wheel, bro still can't read the device.

I'm confused.  If the files are mode 600 and "bro" owns them, then
it certainly should be able to read them ... !

> I don't know how to control 
> the permissions, owner or group of devfs devices.  The devfs(5) man 
> page is useless.

So the problem is that devfs creates them on-the-fly, so you're not able
to alter their ownership?  What happens if you create them statically via


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