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Re: pty support in php5

From: Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 5 Sep 2004 14:33:58 +0200

On Sat, Sep 04, 2004 at 10:23:48PM +0000, Rum wrote:
> On 2004-08-25, Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>     I recommend someone contact Robert Watson at <rwatson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>     regarding his plans for pts support in FreeBSD, and the missing
> >>     copyright on that file, and then put together a submission for
> >>     DragonFly.
> >
> > I'll do that and porting / writing ptx.
> >
> > Joerg
> >
> >> 
> >> 					-Matt
> >> 					Matthew Dillon 
> >> 					<dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> sry if im a pain in the ass, but what is the status?

The files itself are not the problem and ptx isn't either. To correctly
and fully implement Unix98 we either need a setuid helper app like glibc
provided for a while to chown the terminal or alternatively provide a
pseudofilesystem for terminals. I'm looking at the second alternative
because it is the safer and better approach to this problem.


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