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authorAndrew G. Morgan <>2001-05-26 20:45:09 +0000
committerAndrew G. Morgan <>2001-05-26 20:45:09 +0000
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Purpose of commit: add a clarification Commit summary: --------------- At a user's request, added a clarification to the documentation regarding the choice of argv[0] as a service name.
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<title>The Linux-PAM Application Developers' Guide
<author>Andrew G. Morgan, <tt></tt>
-<date>DRAFT v0.75 2001/03/18
+<date>DRAFT v0.76 2001/05/26
This manual documents what an application developer needs to know
about the <bf>Linux-PAM</bf> library. It describes how an application
@@ -1075,6 +1075,16 @@ application on a system under a different name and this should not be
permitted to cause a security breach.
+In general, this is always the right advice if the program is setuid,
+or otherwise more privileged than the user that invokes it. In some
+cases, avoiding this advice is convenient, but as an author of such an
+application, you should consider well the ways in which your program
+will be installed and used. (Its often the case that programs are not
+intended to be setuid, but end up being installed that way for
+convenience. If your program falls into this category, don't fall into
+the trap of making this mistake.)
To invoke some <tt/target/ application by another name, the user may
symbolically link the target application with the desired name. To be
precise all the user need do is,