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Re: hurd does NOT need /hurd

On Wed, May 22, 2002 at 09:58:54AM -0700, John H. Robinson, IV wrote:
> since /bin/login is not SUID, 

Well, it usually is...I don't know what you did to yours. :)

> how can it read the /etc/shadow passwords?

It's not strictly necessary to be setid anything to check passwords
these days, if there's a setuid helper for the pam library being called.
(as there is for pam_unix)

Mike Stone

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