Subject: Re: $HOSTALIASES thing.
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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?