Subject: Re: those annoying "set*uid is deprecated" messages
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/20/1994 17:16:15
> Does POSIX specify a setreuid() with this (mis)behavior?

No, POSIX doesn't specify a setreuid() at all, because the entire
concept of setreuid() goes against one of the basic tenets
of either POSIX security model: you can't set the real uid w/o
also setting the effective uid.