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From: Olaf Kirch (okir_at_suse.de)
Date: Thu Nov 21 2002 - 06:47:40 CST
On Thu, Nov 21, 2002 at 09:40:38AM -0200, Mario Viana wrote:
> At my point of view I agree with Emmerich, if the kernel doens?t care about
> it, Why the 'userland' programs don?t do the same? I?m going to check the
> useradd source code right now. Thank you.
Two things - one, the kernel doesn't have a concept of user names.
The kernel uses numeric uids; login names are user land only.
Second, this is getting quite off-topic for suse-security, as it's not
really security related anymore. Would you please take this discussion
to a more appropriate forum?
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