Author solinym
Recipients amaury.forgeotdarc, gregory.p.smith, loewis, solinym
Date 2009-09-16.21:35:56
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I have coded up a first draft at implemented {get,set}res{gid,uid}
functions.  This completes the exposure of the user and group setting
functions, and enables python programmers to be able to safely drop
privileges, for example when running network daemons as root that need
to drop down to user privileges, or writing a setuid program which needs
to do the same.

I cannot test this in my current environment because I'm stuck with Red
Hat and it does not have a recent enough automake to re-create configure
from configure.in.
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