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Re: compiling packages on va

Ben Pfaff <pfaffben@pilot.msu.edu> writes:

> Well, I always assumed that `ps ae' would do it, but it doesn't seem
> to work.  After all, ps works through /proc.  But the PGP manual warns
> specifically against passing in the password on a multiuser system
> through the environment.  At any rate, root can find out your
> password.  But if you can't trust root, then you're screwed anyway, I
> guess.

It's possible on other Unixes like Solaris and SunOS (which are really 
my only other Unix experience).  These are the kinds of machines where 
ps is suid or sgid and reads directly from the kernel address space.

	 Carey Evans  http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/c.evans/

	  GNU GPL: "The Source will be with you... always."

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