getpwuid vs. getpwnam
gert at greenie.muc.de
Sat Dec 4 04:50:35 EST 2004
On Fri, Dec 03, 2004 at 11:53:11AM -0500, John Cecere wrote:
> An example of this would be Hylafax. It installs a fax user with the
> same uid as uucp, but with a separate home directory.
That's a setup error. The whole point of a fax user is "have something
with different *privileges* from other users on the system".
On the original topic, I wonder why ssh isn't just using $HOME? The
whole getpwnam()/getpwuid() approach sounds overly complicated to me
(and I can't see any security issue if all file accesses are done
with proper user permissions, which I assume to be the case).
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Gert Doering - Munich, Germany gert at greenie.muc.de
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