Vote for new Ubuntu Feature---Let's try it again --- and without getting all religious about it
wulfmann at tiscali.co.uk
Wed Jan 10 13:19:03 UTC 2007
Jeffrey F. Bloss wrote:
> Chanchao wrote:
>> access rights after entering the sudo password: great. Or if a script
>> is called that saves the file as a temp file, closes the application
>> and re-opens it again after authenticating as administrator: Just as
>> That's all. No Unix-security-blasphemy takes place.
> Nonsense. You're suggesting that every application be allowed to
> determine who is and is not permitted to act as an administrator
> independent of the OS. That's not blasphemy, it's castration. You're
> asking that the entire Linux/Unix authentication mechanism be
Aha! Here's where my misunderstanding (and agreement with the OP of
this thread) came from. I assumed that it was the OS that determined
who could act as an administrator and could temporarily elevate the
privileges of the program, rather than the program being required to
Ah, well. You live and learn... I've only been using Linux for a
couple of years.
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