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Re: /etc/utmpPat Myrto (ole!rwing!patnwnexus.wa.com)
Tue, 29 Mar 94 7:02:33 PST
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"In the previous message, Norman Wilson said..." > > Bill Cheswick suggests that programs be made set-groupid `utmp' to write > on /etc/utmp; Mitch Wright observes that if writing on utmp allows you to > become super-user, group utmp just becomes another name for userid 0. > This is true if there is really some program that trusts the contents > of utmp and must itself run as the super-user. Are there any such > programs? I can't think of any. Consider the comsec daemon for one example. -- patrwing [If all fails, try: rwing!patole.cdac.com] Pat Myrto - Seattle WA "No one has the right to destroy another person's belief by demanding empirical evidence." -- Ann Landers, nationally syndicated advice columnist and Director at Handgun Control Inc.