Subject: Re: $HOSTALIASES thing.
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List: tech-kern
Date: 11/04/2000 16:00:53
>> 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.

	i have the same question.  how do the daemon authenticate the
	guy who asked for wtmp/utmp writes?