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Re: A Proposal for Additional Levels

by TedPride (Priest)
on Oct 26, 2004 at 07:55 UTC ( #402500=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to A Proposal for Additional Levels

I'm in favor of additional ranks, but instead of adding another 10 levels after saint, make it so saints now have subranks. The martial arts use this system to distinguish between black belts, and I think it would fit in real well with the whole monks theme.

EDIT: I do NOT think increasing the number of votes each person has is a good idea. If anything, the reverse should be considered - fewer votes means better usage of votes.

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[Corion]: But yes, "who started this process" is interesting information :)
[tye]: no, I really believe that "login user" was added as a fundamental bit of info about each process in order to enhance the usefulness of auditing
[Corion]: Ah - if that information is saved in a file, then you could theoretically spam that file and confuse getlogin(). So, don't use it for authentication :)
[tye]: that is what getlogin() certainly *used* to do. I don't believe that is what it certainly should do.
[davido]: /var/run/utmp is 664 i think.
[tye]: Note that my "man getlogin" says that it uses stdin when it should use /dev/tty (calling a glibc bug). But that does not appear to be the case when I test it. But maybe Perl's getlogin() is not using glibc's getlogin().
[oiskuu]: well, run a strace and see what the getlogin does for you.... As I said. SELinux probably has those security labels. But not regular linux.
[tye]: for example, read https://unix. questions/146138/ loginuid-should-be -allowed-to-change -or-not-mutable-or -not
[tye]: I'm not using SELinux and it certainly appears to disagree with you. shrug
[tye]: Since you brought up /proc, oiskuu, I didn't see you respond to my suggestion of 'loginuid'. Does your /proc not have such?

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