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Re: Old, unused nick desired..

by arhuman (Vicar)
on Jun 05, 2001 at 01:07 UTC ( #85610=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Old, unused nick desired..

If degauss from the monastary doesn't show up withinh a month, I'd support 'degauss from dalnet' request...

Furthermore shoudn't it be a kind automatic procedure for removing REALLY old nicks which were NEVER used ?


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Re: Re: Old, unused nick desired..
by BigJoe (Curate) on Jun 05, 2001 at 16:11 UTC
    arhuman gives you(AnonMonk) a good name incase if you(AnonMonk) can not get just degauss you(AnonMonk) can use a real medieval name:

    degauss from dalnet

    or even

    degauss of dalnet

    --BigJoe

    Learn patience, you must.
    Young PerlMonk, craves Not these things.
    Use the source Luke.
      'degaussOfDalnet' isn't a bad idea, although I would rather not limit myself to being known only as being from Dalnet.. it could, however, be something i use until 'degauss' is freed up. but then, if i post anything, that'd screw things up..

      sigh.. well, this is what i get for having a nick that's inscribed on every monitor on the planet..

      ..degauss of dalnet #perl.

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[oiskuu]: glibc getlogin just does ttyname() and falls back on getutline(); it's not security related at all. (reminds me of sendmail and remote finger services of the naive early spam era)
[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. stackexchange.com/ 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

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