Subject: Re: bin/2905: setting environment vars from login
To: Gordon W. Ross <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/30/1996 13:37:48
"Gordon W. Ross" writes:
> Then Perry answers:
> > Not all users have shells, you see. Some users are front end programs
> > that don't necessarily trust their users. Some users have such
> > programs do various things before they get their shells, and so
> > forth...
> OK, so only pass environment variables if the shell for this user
> (pw->pw_shell) is one of those listed in /etc/shells or something.

I'm still terrified. Why do we need this?