FIX for dosemu-0.60.2 non-root problem

FIX for dosemu-0.60.2 non-root problem

Post by Ron Sommeli » Wed, 31 May 1995 04:00:00

Several people in this group (including myself) have noticed that
dosemu-0.60.2 is not working when invoked by a non-root user while
is works when it is invoked by root.

Below is a patch which solves this problem.


--- dosemu-0.60.2/dosemu/disks.c.orig

       /* leavedos(28); */
-    priv_on();
+    if(dp->type == IMAGE)
+      priv_on();


1. run a non-root user's program from a non-root user

Hi Folks,

Here is the problem.

I have user A and user B (non-root users)

I need for user A to initiate a job as user B. How can this be done?

As you know, I can do this as root. I can start a process from root as
another user in the system (cron jobs come to my mind!) Is there a way
to do this for non-root users? I believe I need to be able to do
something like  as user A
"su - B" without being prompted for password.

Appreciate suggestions in advance.


BTW: I am using AIX 4.3.10

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