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Misleading comment in default configuration #2274

michaelrsweet opened this issue Mar 5, 2007 · 1 comment


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commented Mar 5, 2007

Version: 1.2.8 User: twaugh.redhat

Continuing on from STR #2272, the following comment:

Only the owner or an administrator can cancel a job...

Order deny,allow Require user @owner @System

is misleading because there is no authentication performed on the user name, and 'cancel' has a -U option to supply a different user name than the current one.

How about adding "Note: this is unauthenticated and may be overridden"?


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commented Mar 12, 2007 User: mike

We can argue semantics all we want, but at some level (even with password authentication) there is a certain level of trust about the incoming user ID. Rather than putting all comments in the conditional (and making the comments read like a legal agreement), I'd rather just leave things unchanged so that the spirit is preserved.

In short, the comment is not there as authoritative documentation, just as a hint about what the limit section is for.

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