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Re: mtab (was: Re: path+file_name from port or process info?


From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: mtab (was: Re: path+file_name from port or process info?
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 12:45:42 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.4i

On Mon, Aug 05, 2002 at 06:46:06PM +0200, Niels Möller wrote:
> Marcus Brinkmann <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > Let me try to wrap up the state of the discussion:
> > 
> > Translators should check if they run suid or sgid, if no, they should check
> > if $MTABSERVERS is set and use that.
> 
> This comment doesn't make much sense to me.

You are right, in the middle of the discussion I was someties confused about
the user's environment and the server's environment.

I don't know if it is useful to have setuid/setgid translators.  Maybe the
same reasons apply as for setuid/setgid programs, to give them special
privileges like recording a game high score (setgid group games).

Thanks,
Marcus

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