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VMWARE-USER-SUID-WRAPPER

VMWARE-USER-SUID-WRAPPER

Section: Open VM Tools (8) Updated: 2010-04-08
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NAME

vmware-user-suid-wrapper - wrapper programm for vmware-user(1)

 

SYNOPSIS

vmware-user-suid-wrapper

 

DESCRIPTION

Operations on the vmblock(9) filesystem are considered privileged, and as such may only be issued on a file descriptor acquired by root. This is accomplished by vmware-user-suid-wrapper, a small setuid wrapper whose only purpose is to acquire a filesystem file descriptor, drop superuser privileges, and then execute vmware-user(1). In particular, prepare the system for vmware-user means that it unmounts the vmblock file system, unloads the vmblock module, then reloads the module, mounts the file system, and opens a file descriptor that vmware-user can use to add and remove blocks.

 

OPTIONS

vmware-user-suid-wrapper has no options.

 

SEE ALSO

vmware-checkvm(1)
vmware-hgfsclient(1)
vmware-toolbox(1)
vmware-toolbox-cmd(1)
vmware-user(1)
vmware-xferlogs(1)
libguestlib(3)
libvmtools(3)
vmware-guestd(8)
vmware-hgfsmounter(8)
vmblock(9)
vmci(9)
vmhgfs(9)
vmmemctl(9)
vmsock(9)
vmsync(9)
vmxnet(9)
vmxnet3(9)

 

HOMEPAGE

More information about vmware-user-suid-wrapper and the Open VM Tools can be found at <http://open-vm-tools.sourceforge.net/>.

 

AUTHOR

Open VM Tools were written by VMware, Inc. <http://www.vmware.com/>.

This manual page was put together from homepage materials by Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).


 

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