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Re: Re[2]: kernel patches

On Fri, Mar 09, 2001 at 04:05:17PM -0700, Kevin wrote:
> Then they only have to compile their own version.  Openwall shows only
> you when you run 'w' but shows everyone if you 'who'.  Anyone know
> why?

Because 'who' just read /var/log/wtmp, where as 'w' looks at the process that
currently logged in users are running, reading /proc, which under the
openwall patches is restricted.

To limit 'who' you'd need a restricted /var/log/wtmp..
- U

"Memory is like an orgasm. It's a lot better if you don't have
to fake it." -- Seymour Cray commenting on virtual memory

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