Re: setuid bit neccesary for GNOME?

Ah yes... I had forgotten about PAM.

I haven't ported that to AIX yet.


> From allbery ece cmu edu Fri Jan 19 09:35:03 2001
> It will work on Linux because Linux-PAM will call out to a setuid program 
> to check the password... which only works for the invoker; the program 
> won't check anyone else's password.  Thus, the user's password will work 
> but root's won't.
> On other systems which use shadow passwords of any stripe (including AIX's 
> /etc/security stuff) it must be setuid root.

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