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Re: me and me as root must wastefully use separate emacses?


From: Francesco Potorti`
Subject: Re: me and me as root must wastefully use separate emacses?
Date: 25 Feb 2002 10:21:42 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1.90

address@hidden (Dan Jacobson) writes:
   hearing mentioned: start emacs as root, then have 99% of emacs "su
   my_regular_id" itself, leaving that 1% for when I want to do a quick
   edit of something as root.

Emacs is a very complex and big program.  Much smaller and simple
programs have had very big security problems by following this approach.
Not being a security expert, I think that what you propose is simply
unfeasible for a big program.



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