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.
DocumentationUser's guide available from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~ian/userv/spec.html/ch-notes.html
This is a GNU package:userv
released on 27 July 2000
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2||Janet Casey||1 February 2001|
Leaders and contributors
Resources and communication
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/ucgi/~ijackson/cvsweb/userv/|
|Required to build||flex|
|Required to build||md5sum|
|Required to build||GNU m4|
|Required to build||make|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 11 May 2005.