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Re: the watchdog of login program


From: Michael Banck
Subject: Re: the watchdog of login program
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 11:34:13 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040803i

On Thu, Aug 26, 2004 at 07:51:53AM +0300, address@hidden wrote:
> Even without debugging it's obvious that main process doesn't get owner
> (looking with ps, etc).  I tried to investigate why, but I didn't succeed.
>  As I said, this happens only when login is run as non-root or from
> inetutils-telnetd (as root).
> 
> Is it possible that this has some relation with
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=251863 ?  Perhaps both
> bugs creeped simultaneously some months ago.

This bug was an artefact from changing the Debian packaging a while ago.
/bin/login is not suid currently, which will be fixed by the next Debian
hurd package release.

Does chmod u+s /bin/login solve this problem?


Michael




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