Subject: Re: bin/2905: setting environment vars from login
To: None <>
From: matthew green <>
List: netbsd-bugs
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).