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Re: auid



On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 10:33:25PM +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
> to do (and what presumably some module of Trusted Solaris still does) in 
> regard to the auid.  In the SunOS case it was apparently impossible to reset 
> the auid, not even root can do so.

Same with the luid on trusted Unix like old SCO.

> Of course this gives the problem of what happens when you restart sshd or 
> crond, those programs would then be unable to set the auid.  In Fedora we 

You ask a daemon to restart them. In the old days of course init managed
it all off inittab so the problem didnt arise.

> Of course then we have the issue of other programs such as mail servers which 
> perform actions on behalf of users but which should not be started from init.

It is performing actions _for_ that user. They are if you like the "billable
entity" 


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