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Re: su and runuser



On Tue, 2006-09-26 at 13:46 +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:
> Tim wrote:
> > On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 15:45 -0400, Steven W. Orr wrote:
> >> After all that, if it works, please never use su the way you described
> >> above. At the very least use su - -c etc...
> > 
> > Having seen that in another topic, made me wonder about something I'm
> > doing.  My /etc/rc.local file has a string of lines in it like the
> > following:  su tim -c "/usr/bin/fetchmail -d 900"
> > 
> > Should I be doing it like this, instead:
> > su - tim -c "/usr/bin/fetchmail -d 900"
> 
> Or even:
> 
> /sbin/runuser tim -c "/usr/bin/fetchmail -d 900"
> 
I am a little confused about runuser. Anyone can run it and the man page
says it does not ask for a passwd. That seems like a security hole.
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