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Re: FTP and TELNET daemons as non root on OSF/1.
On 16 Aug, Brian A May wrote:
| It would be nice if I could run my own telnet daemon without bothering
| root about it (if that were possible), however, I think there are more
| important issues to worry about in Heimdal right now.
I think you could only do that if you arranged for a program other than
login to be run; at minimum, a Kerberized connection would attempt to
run "login -f", which is only legal when run by root. (ptys might or
might not be a problem: on systems using System V / POSIX ptys, there
is generally a small setuid-root program that is invoked by grantpt()
to deal with pty access.)
My guess about the corrupted characters is that for some reason
tc[gs]etattr() failed and you got scrambled settings on the pty: on at
least some System V-derived systems, that can result in a character
size of 5 bits (!).
brandon s. allbery os/2,linux,solaris,perl firstname.lastname@example.org
system administrator kthkrb,heimdal,gnome,rt email@example.com
carnegie mellon / electrical and computer engineering kf8nh
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