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Lloydz
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:27 am    Post subject: nftables man and permission Reply with quote

Hello,

since a few days i'm using nftables tool "nft" for network firewall. if i
open the manual with: man nft it shows me a empty page:

Manual page nft(8) byte 0/0 (END) (press h for help or q to quit)

The file under "/usr/share/man/man.8" looks like:

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 20K Aug 28 12:28 /usr/share/man/man8/nft.8.bz2

Why is my man page empty?

I'am not an expert with man, but if i look via bzless on that file, it seams good.
So why can't i use "man nft" to read the man page, ofther man pages works fine.


My second question is more interessting for developer or package maintainer:

If i execute "rc-service nftables save" or "/etc/init.d/nftable save" the first time,
i got a rule-save file with the following permission:

----rw-rw- 1 root root 1.9K Aug 30 12:06 /var/lib/nftables/rules-save

Only root-group an world RW-permission, root-user none, is this wanted?

I change the permission with chmod to 640. The script "/etc/init.d/nftables"
or "/usr/libexec/nftables/nftables.sh" do not change the permission, so i think
it comes from the installation first.

I do the "workaround" and after my first change, the permissions never changed by an other script,
so i can live with that. But should also fixed?


bye.
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Ant P.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something is very wrong there, the initscript should be creating that file with mode 0600, not 0066.

For the man page, does it work if you re-emerge nftables with PORTAGE_COMPRESS="" PORTAGE_COMPRESS_FLAGS="" set? Do other .bz2 pages have a problem? bzip2 support is optional on the man viewer, but it's usually on by default.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:49 am    Post subject: solution at bugzilla #691326 Reply with quote

Hi,

now i close this case. Because the second error with file permission for
"/var/lib/nftables/rules-save" has also an Bugreport #691326
here on Gentoo Bugzilla which is
closed now.
Since a few days there exists a patch, which writes the file with the
correct file permission.

The first problem with the manual page of nft - i think it has to do
with my system, because it is running with mucl as glibc replacement.

As example, in my daily cron mail i saw a few errors like this:
Code:

manconv: iconv_open ("UTF-8//IGNORE", "utf-8"): Invalid argument
manconv: iconv_open ("UTF-8//IGNORE", "ISO-8859-1"): Invalid argument
manconv: iconv_open ("UTF-8//IGNORE", "us-ascii"): Invalid argument

I think it has to do with that and i will examine in this direction
for my self first.
At the moment i help my self with the man pages from the internet.
I think it has also nothing to do with the topic network and security.

many thanks!

good bye.
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