How to run program as another user - and permanently dropping current user privileges?

Stuart Jansen sjansen at
Wed Mar 14 11:56:12 MDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-03-14 at 10:52 -0700, Chris Carey wrote:
> On 3/13/07, Stuart Jansen <sjansen at> wrote:
> > What if a junior admin turns telnet on?
> The junior admin will quickly become a junior non-admin :)

In most companies, the truth is closer to:

1) Nobody will notice.
2) The system will be compromised.
3) The source of the compromise is never discovered.
4) The (not so junior) admin continues to leave a trail of destruction.

Stuart Jansen              e-mail/jabber: sjansen at
                           google talk:   stuart.jansen at

"However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at 
the results." -- Winston Churchill
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