Subject: Re: bin/2905: setting environment vars from login
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: 10/31/1996 22:29:00
This is wrong. There are existing and demonstrable problems on many
System V systems caused by such facililties. Users with non-standard
shells designed as cages can often break out of them as a result of
such things. Its really bad news, and doesn't provide much new
functionality. I am not happy with the idea.
just because att couldn't do something properly doesn't mean that
we _can't_. this is a poor argument, and i don't buy it.
i like explorer's LOGIN_ARGS idea -- it doesn't change anything
except add a single variable to the environment, one that the user
has no control over the name of.
(personally, i don't _really_ care cuz i'm unlikely to ever use it).