How I wish I'd seen this article three weeks ago:
Subject: Re: Permission check for devices on NFS fs broken (Solaris 2.2)?
Date: 18 Aug 1993 21:19:32 +0200
Organization: Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
With Solaris 2, nosuid implies that device special files aren't honored
either. Another thing done right with Solaris 2.
This also means that the home directory for ~ftp cannot be on a disk
mounted with the nosuid option. Otherwise the ~ftp/dev/tcp and zero
special files won't work. This should be mentioned in the ftpd man
As CSO, Service was our middle name. Now as CCSO, it's next to last.
-- Anonymous (btw, :-) for the humor-impaired)