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Re: Check out fails

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: Check out fails
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 15:00:55 -0500

Larry Jones wrote:
> Todd Denniston writes:
> >
> > If you are using pserver you should not need to su, [x]inetd runs as root.
> But is it set up to run pserver as root?  If not, you can only run as
> the user you're running pserver as -- any attempt to run as a different
> user will result in similar problems (although one would expect
> initgroups() to fail with EPERM rather than EINVAL).

which would imply either the user name given was invalid (for where
initgroups looked) or the additional group was. Does initgroups get pointed
at CVSROOT/passwd if it exists?

seeing this and his latest (21 Jun 2005 15:15:46) email I wonder if Jeff has
jrancier in /usr/local/cvsroot/CVSROOT/passwd and in the correct format
assuming his mention of CVSROOT/passwd means it exists. 

sorry that was one of my other assumptions, CVSROOT/passwd did not exist. 
You should only need CVSROOT/passwd if you want to allow logins that are not
system username logins. I will let you decide if you want to read up on
pserver past and current insecurities and decide if having CVSROOT/passwd is
something you really want.

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane) 
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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