Subject: Re: [netbsd]: bin/11047: newgrp is missing
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/26/2002 14:05:46
On Apr 26, 11:55am, (Tim Bandy) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: [netbsd]: bin/11047: newgrp is missing

Tim, that still does not mean that newgrp(1) will not be re-surrected.
What it means is that the password feature of it will not be resurrected.
I think a utility to switch primary groups is probably needed anyway,
and according to POSIX newgrp should be there (I have not checked,
that's what other people said).

As far as reading PR's and trying to fix them, that is a great contribution :-)


| 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 (
| Excellent day for putting Slinkies on an escalator.
| 		-- fortune
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