Subject: Re: xdm strangeness, I'm really root?
To: None <port-sun3@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Valtteri Vuorikoski <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 04/01/1996 15:06:56
On Mon, 1 Apr 1996, Jari Kokko wrote:

> Running the xdm binary and NetBSD 1.1B, I am really root as reported
> by id -p and zsh's LOGNAME, that is: uid at login time. I first
> noticed it when playing tetris, when the new high score was attributed
> to root :)

 I've noticed the same with both startx on console and remote MacX (xterm 
started via rexec). uid is me, but login is root. For example ftp thinks 
I'm root. Running ssh -v shows me:

ssh_connect: getuid 666 geteuid 0 anon 0

 My zsh shows LOGNAME correctly though.

 This is NetBSD/mac68k-current with an oldish userland, so this isn't 

'Good-bye and hello, as always'