pass phrase

Chuck Robey
Thu, 20 Jan 2000 16:59:05 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 20 Jan 2000, Frank Tobin wrote:

> Chuck Robey, at 13:36 on Thu, 20 Jan 2000, wrote:
> > Isn't there a way to suppress the argument listing? I know that, under
> > FreeBSD current, you can't even see the environment unless you're root or
> > the owning user.
> In FreeBSD-STABLE, the only reason you are able to see the arguments of
> other people's processes is because programs such as 'ps' and 'top' are
> setgid "kmem"; without kernel-memory access via the group kmem, you can
> only read the arguments of your vectors.
Yeah, that was changed in current. There was serious discussion about removing all access to the environment and args from ps, but it was considered too important to sys admins to take it all out, so it was limited to root and the owning user. ps isn't setgid kmem anymore.
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