- From: Dietmar Maurer <dietmar ximian com>
- To: Ian Peters <itp ximian com>
- Cc: "gnome-components-list gnome org" <gnome-components-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: bonobo-process
- Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2001 19:25:28 +0200
Ian Peters wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 05:36:28PM +0200, Dietmar Maurer wrote:
> > > Maybe something simple like a conversation param:
> > > "exec:ls;user=root;sequence=mypass:mysmartcardid:myrandomnumbergeneratorgadgetid"
> > I agree that it is sometimes useful to exec things as another user, but most times
> > you do not need such features. And storing a plain text root password in the moniker
> > string isn't very secure.
> Executing as another user is essential, but since the common case is
> to run things as root, we definitely need a better scheme than
> expressing the password like this.
Please can you give me a usage scenario (because I cant imagine why it is essential)? And
why is it common to run things as root? I normally run programs as normal user.
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