`user services' - program call across trust boundaries
userv allows one program to invoke another when only limited trust
exists between them. It is a tool which can be used to avoid having
to give other system services root privilege, and which allows users
to more securely have programs provide services to others.
There are not many userv-using services yet.
This is userv, a trust boundary management service for Unix.
Using userv, one program can call another without either of them
having to trust the other completely. This enables applications such
as mail delivery, cron, user-provided CGI scripts and so forth to
operate without needing to be given root privilege.
THIS VERSION IS ALPHA AND PROVIDED FOR REVIEW.
For installation requirements and in
userv (0.58-1.1) frozen unstable; urgency=low
* Non maintainer upload
* Finally compiled against libc6
* To Brian White: Please either confirm this upload to go into frozen or
remove userv from frozen.
* Added external declaration for strsignal() to overlord.c and client.c
-- Martin Schulze <email@example.com> Sat, 18 Jul 1998 10:48:11 +0200
userv (0.58-1) unstable;
userv (0.58); urgency=high
* Fixed failure to set gid when invoking service !!
* Fixed failure to set fd value in et_closereadfd messages from client.
* Save filename string in parse_file for error reporting (in case it is
overwritten by parsing code).
* Fixed obscure race in process.c:getevent (et_closereadfd and hold fds).
* `builtin version' service had error message and errno s
This is Debian/GNU Linux's prepackaged version of Ian Jackson's
`userv' system utility.
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