C-news on an RS/6000

C-news on an RS/6000

Post by Gary Kaka » Wed, 03 Apr 1991 11:00:47

I just put the latest c-news on an RS/6000.  It seems to work fine,
execept that I had to make relaynews setuid to root.  When I had
it set uid to news, my posts would come back to me with the message:

erform the operation.)

I have setnewsids installed with setuid root as it should.

I suppose I shouldn't complain since it seems to work, but I don't like
too many setuid root programs lying around, and all the articles are
showing up in /usr/spool/news owned by root.

If you have any experience with c-news, I'd like to hear from you.

Gary Kakazu


1. RS/6000 error msgs (Was: Re: RS/6000 survey - will post summary)

[LANG=En_US]  ksh: kjj: 0403-016 Cannot find or open the file.
[LANG=C]      ksh: kjj: cannot open

[LANG=En_US]  0506-764 ln: /tmp: Cannot use this command with a directory.
[LANG=C]      ln : </tmp> directory

 Canonicalizing all the error msgs by assigning them numbers and more
verbose explanations isn't such a bad idea, but it will hardly make
the system usable by secretaries. It does nothing to prevent an
accidental "rm *" or hide the details of the filesystem from the user.
Secretaries will run Motif and shrink-wrapped applications in
which case they will probably never [want to] use Unix shells. And they
shouldn't need to.
 The big gain here will be made by IBM SEs who will now be able to
look up customers' complaints by the error number.

    I haven't heard about IBM shipping *anything* on a Powerstation
yet. You can buy SunOS 4.1 *today* which is B2 certified.
And AT&T is advertising System V/MLS which is B1
certified -- I don't know if it's shipping yet.
    If security is important to you, you sure don't want to go with
a measly C2 rated system.


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