OS/390 openssh

Darren Tucker dtucker at zip.com.au
Thu Oct 9 01:32:18 EST 2003

Darren Tucker wrote:
> Martin Kraemer wrote:
> > > Could you achieve the same thing by creating a replacement fork() funtion
> > > in port-bs2000.c?
> >
> > Alas, impossible: there *is* a real fork() in BS2000, but it cannot
> > be used in combination with changed user identities. When changing the
> > user, the respective fork() must already pre-initialize for the new
> > user-to-be which it need not if the user identity is not changed.
> > It is unclean, but I see no portable solution to this one.
> The preprocessor is your friend! [snip]

Forget I said that.  I missed the bit about fork() needing to know the
user.  While it might be possible with preprocessor hackery it's probably
not something you'd want to think about.

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