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Re: FHS compliance and UNIX sockets

Michael Stone <mstone@debian.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 08:59:48PM -0800, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
>> The /var/run/$USER idea seems fine to me, what sort of trouble does
>> that run into (aside from not addressing IPC between programs with
>> different uid's)?

> It buys absolutely nothing that you couldn't get with per-user tmpdirs,
> and further pollutes /var.

It prevents simple DOS's for one, it also means that your average /tmp
security hole may be harder to exploit.
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