Re: PROPOSAL: Process Authentication Groups (PAGs) (fwd)

Andi Kleen (
24 Feb 1998 12:31:35 +0100

Michael Callahan <> writes:

> Furthermore, isn't it possible that there might be programs
> out there that blithely close file descriptors they don't recognize--which
> could cause them to lose authentication in hard-to-understand ways?

screen does this. I remember patching it to work with ssh-agent which
uses a similar mechanism.


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