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Re: su - user question

also sprach Adam Warner <lists@consulting.net.nz> [2002.01.21.2307 +0100]:
> Federico, are you saying that if you su - to a user account (from root)
> and then start X that you are running X as root? If so that is a major
> problem.

no, he actually says that with exec, you should theoretically be more
secure as in a root-su-user scenario, because after you exec, the root
shell is gone. it's an interesting proposal and when i have time, i
would like to look at the user status after su vs. a normal login to see
if there's *any* difference.

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