utmp update for bsd systems (try 2)
mickey at lucifier.net
Sat Apr 16 12:26:15 GMT 2005
Making, drinking tea and reading an opus magnum from Andrew Bartlett:
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> On Sat, 2005-04-16 at 07:18 -0400, Michael Shalayeff wrote:
> > what is so "wrong" in it for you?
> > maybe we can "fix" it...
> I don't like such low-level messing with the utmp file. How does ftpd
> on the BSDs handle utmp? This is the modal David Lee used originally, I
as i said in the beginning -- it's made after ftpd's code.
write(2) is low-level? it's user's api what's wrong w/ it?
> If the login() and logout() apis are not useful (has this been tested?),
> can they be improved by the BSD crew to honour the contents of the
> struct utmp?
they cannot be used. they are WRONG for this.
> Basically, I want anything that avoids doing a write() to those files
you cannot avoid write.
you can try and prove me wrong of course.
paranoic mickey (my employers have changed but, the name has remained)
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