Re: perl or libc6 bug?: getpwnam('root') in NIS environment
On Wed, Apr 14, 1999 at 07:38:33PM +0200, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
> >Design problem with NIS- there's no
> >way for the NIS server to know if a client is privileged to see the
> >encrypted password or not
> There is. If the request comes from a priviliged port (<1024) it must
> have been a root process that did the request. That way the NIS
> server can see if a process is priviliged.
My apologies, I didn't remember that. (Of course, this just means something
*else* at work is broken... <gnash>).
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