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Re: userid and groups questions



On Fri, 24 Sep 1999, Michael K. Johnson wrote:

> Examples of reasons to do this are when a pam module needs to fork/exec
> other programs as the user.  For example, the pam_xauth module that I
> wrote needs to temporarily assume the ids of two different users in the
> course of its execution...

I understand that there are some reasons for changing uids (pam_unix must do
so for NIS+ support to work), and wasn't including your modules in the
'irresponsible' category. :)

-Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer



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