Subject: Re: Passing credentials as ancillary data
To: Matt Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 01/07/1998 14:17:34
On Wed, 07 Jan 1998 13:36:13 -0500
Matt Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >If you want to get the string identity of the original user, use getpwuid()
> >with the real user id passed in the sockcred.
> Or you could pass a self describing structure.
> uid/gid/euid/egid/grp-cnt/n-grps/loginname(0 term).
Ok, I give in :-) I'm now passing the supplemental group list as a variable
length array, but I still shy away from passing the login name. I can't
see why that's necessary, since that information is essentially available
from the real uid, and adding it would add some cruft to the interface.
Jason R. Thorpe email@example.com
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