Subject: Re: [netbsd]: bin/11047: newgrp is missing
To: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
From: Tim Bandy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/26/2002 11:55:38
>>>>> "Christos" == Christos Zoulas <email@example.com> writes:
Christos> In article <20020426015433.7ABB1AC@proven.weird.com>,
Christos> Greg A. Woods <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG> wrote:
>> [ On Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 23:18:40 (GMT), Christos
>> Zoulas wrote: ]
>>> Subject: Re: bin/11047: newgrp is missing
>>> Nothing, that is why it was removed. It is actually a security
>>> issue to resurrect the password field in /etc/group.
>> what security issue is that?
Christos> needing a master.group file so that we don't have
Christos> password cookies word readable is one thing.
Hmmm. Thanks for all of the constructive feedback. I just have a
couple of questions:
1) Can the PR be annotated to reflect this, then? I didn't
realize that group passwords were going to be a security issue.
2) Is newgrp worth pursuing, then, based upon this and other feedback?
3) Does anyone of any suggestions as to where I can best apply my time
to contribute to NetBSD? I've read the contribution guidelines,
and unfortunately I don't have any money to offer. If not, I'll
just go back to reading PRs and see if there is another that I
might be able to "fix" :)
Tim Bandy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Excellent day for putting Slinkies on an escalator.