signals not working in shells run under emacs on SUSE 6.3

Jerry Callen jcallen at
Mon Feb 14 22:28:46 EST 2000

Robert L Krawitz wrote:
> What are the protections on your tty's and pty's starting with
> /dev/tty*?

Bingo! /dev/ptyp* were all 660; chmod'ing them to 666 fixed the problem.

Thanks, Robert!

> There might be some kind of security setting in 6.3 about whether user
> programs are allowed to allocate ptys. 

So what *are* the security implications of allowing user programs to
allocate ptys?

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