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)
2 Dec 1998 10:23:48 -0800

In article <linux.kernel.742njk$rdi$>,
H. Peter Anvin <> wrote:
>Followup to: <741qcc$>
>By author: o.r.c@p.e.l.l.p.o.r.t.l.a.n.d.o.r.u.s (david parsons)
>In newsgroup:
>> >>
>> >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.
>Ahem... there is no such thing as 8-bit ASCII.

"8-bit textual objects that we can't call Ascii because the
standards police will object"

david parsons \bi/ w3p still blows up on 'em.

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