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GNU Userv
Security boundary tool

Userv allows one program to invoke another when only limited trust exists between them. It is a tool which can be used to avoid having to give other system services root privileges, and which allows users to more securely have programs provide services to others. Userv can be useful as 'glue' for system administrators as well as application authors; there are a few userv-using utilities/examples in the associated userv-utils package.


User's guide available from

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Download version 1.0.5 (stable)
released on 8 April 2006



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GPLv2orlaterGenium23 December 2016

Leaders and contributors

Ian Jackson Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build make
Required to build flex
Required to build md5sum
Required to build GNU m4

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 23 December 2016.


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