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SubjectRe: High UID support for Linux
  "Khimenko Victor" <> writes:
> > They will just use getenv("HOME"). No need for uid.
> Great but what to do with already written programs ?
You reserve one special UID (let's say, 65533 or 32765) which, when used with
the old interfaces, means "current UID".

Any setuid program which needs more support (i.e., switch back AND forth
between real and effective UID) is unlikely to be binary-only.

Matthias Urlichs | noris network GmbH | | ICQ: 20193661

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