Re: Some questions about linux kernel.

From: Jesse Pollard (
Date: Mon Mar 20 2000 - 06:56:02 EST

On Sun, 19 Mar 2000, Horst von Brand wrote:
>"Rask Ingemann Lambertsen" <> said.
>> Den 16-Mar-00 15:28:28 skrev Horst von Brand følgende om
>> "Re: Some questions about linux kernel. ":
>> > How do you know it is a root login, and not Jane Random Luser?
>> Jane Random Luser's login shell doesn't run as root (I hope).
>getty(8) forks and exec(2)s login(1), all this runs as root. Then login(1)
>ends up exec(2)ing the user's shell. It is at this point where you know if
>it will be root or jane, and it's too late: You just used up the reserved

If you used it up then it wasn't large enough in the first place - second
if there are 50 user logins and 1 more for root (not used). ONLY ONE MORE
ATTEMPT IS ALLOWED. If that user is not root - it is terminated without
login success.
Jesse I Pollard, II

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