Subject: Re: Addition to force open to open only regular files
To: None <,>
From: Wolfgang Solfrank <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/20/2000 19:29:04

> The difference is not that it can be less aware, but that it has no idea
> what has happened to the ids - it can't assume it is running at lower
> privileges, whereas a set-ID program should have a good idea what
> privileges it is running at.

So are you really suggesting that a library routine must work (not only
correct but) safe irrespective of how it is called?  You gotta be

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