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RE: SSL Key password from environment variable and not from the command line

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Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 09:42:26 +0100

How about:

/usr/ucb/ps -axe

it will show the environment stringsmaybe they are trucatedor you might have a long argument list
in that case try:

/usr/ucb/ps -axew

and add more w's to get more output.
Linux has the same habit, as has AIX, Tru64


Nico Baggus


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Juergen
> Brauckmann
> Sent: Friday, January 13, 2006 09:02
> To: the curl tool
> Subject: Re: SSL Key password from environment variable and
> not from the command line
> Dan Fandrich wrote:
> > Don't assume that passing data in an environment variable
> is always secure.
> > There are platforms where they are be visible to another
> user (e.g. Solaris).
> Could you give more hints, please? How can you read environment
> variables of a process from another user under Solaris?
> Regards,
> Juergen
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