VB: become_root remove patches (head)

Matthias Wächter matthias at waechter.wol.at
Thu Aug 19 07:37:25 GMT 1999

On Thu, 19 Aug 1999, Andy Bakun wrote:

> "Matthias Wächter" wrote:
> > So ... why not split this part from smbd to a program running suid 0 like
> > /bin/passwd? Same problem, same solution, isn't it?
> In that line of though, just have the child process communicate with the root
> smbd and have it do the password change.  The grandfather smbd is always running
> as root, right?

That's one possibility, yes. It also could be an external program run by
smbd. But that's not the matter.

Sehr Wus,
- Matthias

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