Re: High UID support for Linux

david parsons (o.r.c@p.e.l.l.p.o.r.t.l.a.n.d.o.r.u.s)
1 Dec 1998 14:25:16 -0800

In article <linux.kernel.73v18f$ogj$>,
Matthias Urlichs <> wrote:
> Riley Williams <> writes:
>> OK, you do it - I'll send you the binary of a program there's no
>> source to, you tell me the offsets to every getpwent call therein,
>> making sure they are genuine pwent calls and not just data bytes that
>> happen to look the same...
>What for? Just assume that the program in question is NOT linked statically.
>(If it is, it deserves to lose. Seriously.)

In an environment where the libraries stick to a given published interface,
yeah, I can see that. Linux isn't one of those environments.

david parsons \bi/ lemme tell you about McAfee's WebShield blowing up on
\/ 8-bit ascii web pages because someone decided to
`upgrade' the distribution from libc 5.0.9 to
5.3.something. Feh. Mega-feh.

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