shadow chown(tty) - problem

Rui Ferreira ruifmferreira at
Tue Sep 3 02:30:36 PDT 2002

>From: Richard Lightman <richard at>
>Reply-To: lfs-dev at
>To: lfs-dev at
>Subject: Re: shadow chown(tty) - problem
>Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 06:35:08 +0100
>* Dagmar d'Surreal <dagmar at> [2002-09-03 06:08]:
> > On Mon, 2002-09-02 at 15:00, Richard Lightman wrote:
> > >
> > > On a normal system, /dev/vcc/* is not chowned when a user logs in
> > > to prevent things like spy capturing anything. I made spy to test
> > > a new feature in conlogin (kill things like spy so /dev/vcc/*
> > > can be chowned to the user who logs in).
> >
> > I'm just going to say one more thing about this...
> >
> > A backhoe.
> >
>I do not have a particularly agricultural background, so I had to
>do a quick websearch to find out what a backhoe is. I have not found
>any page on the web that explains how a backhoe can be used to change
>the ownership of console devices, take advantage of such changes, or
>work around the lack of such changes.
>Could you explain please?
>For people as ignorant as I was:

I could tell you all about it, but I'm just going to say that it is used to 
So I guess he means he's going to dig for information.
Can you dig that?

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