Position & proposal

Chris Bitmead uid chris.bitmead@Alcatel.com.au
Thu, 05 Jun 1997 11:13:31 +1000

>  Adding multiuser capability causes all sorts of headaches concerning
>who can do what? when? who does it affect? when does it affect them?
>For instance, you're off modifying some system service. Do the other
>users get your new modified services or do they use the old service?
>When do they get the new service? Remember, the goal of using lisp is
>so you can make these types of modifications on the fly, without
>rebooting. I don't know how to support both the ability to change
>things and protect others from those changes. Seems like you can't
>have it both ways.
>  Mike McDonald
>  mikemac@engr.sgi.com

But you have the issue anyway of protecting the user from
themselves. Or do you always login as root on your machines?