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Re: privacy in Unix environment

> Hello everyone, here is a question well suited for the c'punks.
> I'm looking for some kind of utility that will allow script files
> to be run, to spawn off processes, but will wipe out environment
> and "ps" info from being read. i.e. imagine that the commands
> being called must shield their arguments and environment from
> the "ps" command run on a system. the ideal program would let
> me run csh scripts but make all the unix commands called
> (sort, grep, whatever) invisible to other users on my local
> system.
> can it be done?


1) rewrite ps.  Since it's setuid for kmem versions, noone else should be
   able to use a real one.
2) rewrite device driver for /proc/ps versions.

You could argue that in some situations, users should only see their own
processes (very few situations).

> note: I am aware of the trick of using symbolic links to hide
> command names.
> tx.
> bye

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