Bug#3008: Telnetd sets wrong USER (funny side effects)
>>>>> "M" == Miquel van Smoorenburg <email@example.com> writes:
>> Programs using USER should instead use LOGNAME.
M> Perhaps this bug should be redirected to TIN then ? ;). Anyway if you
M> don't feel comfortable with USER, please explicitly unset it in "login".
M> Anyone who needs it can do whatever they want in /etc/profile.
Including something like
export USER=root; export LOGNAME=root
before posting to dubious newsgoups ;-) ?