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Re: non-root password lookups?

On Sun, Jan 17, 1999 at 07:37:05PM -0800, R Garth Wood wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Jan 1999, Chris Leishman wrote:
> > The main problem, however, is that it needs to validate the people connecting,
> > thus needs to check username/password (like pop).  Is there a way to do this
> > and still avoid using root privileges for the daemon?
> The passwd file is in the shadow group so you could run it sgid.
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I guess this is a way, but I was hoping there might be some sort of suid
program or syscall that I can use to interface between me and the shadow file.



The box said "Windows 95, NT or better" .. so I installed Debian Linux
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