Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> Doug McNaught <doug(at)wireboard(dot)com> writes:
> > But this way the password ends up in the environment, which on many
> > systems is visible to other processes/users (via /proc or the 'ps'
> > command).
> Your *environment* is visible to other users? Geez, what a broken
> system ...
True on Solaris (/usr/ucb/ps -eax) at least. Other systems too I'm
pretty sure. I thought that Linux let you do it but I just checked
and /proc/<pid>/environ is mode 0400...
Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees.
--T. J. Jackson, 1863
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