Subject: Re: $HOSTALIASES thing.
To: None <,>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/03/2000 14:29:08
On Fri, Nov 03, 2000 at 08:17:24PM +0100, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> When be talk about "xterm" and its capability to write utmp records:
> wouldn't the right solution be to have a special purpose daemon listening
> on some socket in /var/run, where interested programs can send their log info
> to, and have things like xterm always run completely unpriviledged?

That can't work.  You can't run them "completely unprivileged" because you
can't let everyone write to utmp.

Thor Lancelot Simon	                            
	the effort to perceive simply the cruel radiance of what is