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[REBOL] Re: Getting username under windows

From: moliad::gmail::com at: 19-Mar-2007 8:50

peter, exactly, its even worse, when techie users know they can hide this within a script. in medium-large shops, sometimes its nice to automate the user procedure, not for explicit login purposes, but for simple tracking of who did what. in such circumstances, these often become logs and unfortunately they get used for many purposes... including HR and other depts. if/when any one in the shop gets to understand that an env var allows him to ghost his user or act on someone else's behalf... you've got very touchy consequences... and if its ever understood that the software allowed someone to get wrongfully accused of something (or worse)... well that person (and admins) can look to the author, for the focus of his anger (for allowing this to happen). obviously depends on work environment, but any nice environment can become political nightmare in an instant, with but the change of one manager in the corporate ladder. -MAx On 3/18/07, Peter Wood <> wrote: