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SU(1)							      General Commands Manual							     SU(1)

su - substitute user id temporarily SYNOPSIS
su [ userid ] DESCRIPTION
Su demands the password of the specified userid, and if it is given, changes to that userid and invokes the Shell sh(1) without changing the current directory or the user environment (see environ(5)). The new user ID stays in force until the Shell exits. If no userid is specified, `root' is assumed. To remind the super-user of his responsibilities, the Shell substitutes `#' for its usual prompt. SEE ALSO
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MUPDATETEST(1)						      General Commands Manual						    MUPDATETEST(1)


mupdatetest - interactive MUPDATE test program SYNOPSIS
mupdatetest [ -p port ] [ -m mechanism ] [ -a userid ] [ -u userid ] [ -k num ] [ -l num ] [ -r realm ] [ -f file ] [ -n num ] [ -q ] [ -c ] [ -i ] [ -o option=value ] [ -v ] hostname DESCRIPTION
mupdatetest is a utility that allows you to authenticate to a MUPDATE server and interactively issue commands to it. Once authenticated you may issue any MUPDATE command by simply typing it in. It is capable of multiple SASL authentication mechanisms and handles encryption lay- ers transparently. This utility is often used for testing the operation of a mupdate server. Note that you must be an admin in order to authenticate to an mupdate server. OPTIONS
-p port Port to connect to. If left off this defaults to mupdate as defined in /etc/services. -m mechanism Force mupdatetest to use mechanism for authentication. If not specified the strongest authentication mechanism supported by the server is chosen. -a userid Userid to use for authentication; defaults to the current user. This is the userid whose password or credentials will be presented to the server for verification. -u userid Userid to use for authorization; defaults to the current user. This is the userid whose identity will be assumed after authentica- tion. NOTE: This is only used with SASL mechanisms that allow proxying (e.g. PLAIN, DIGEST-MD5). -k num Minimum protection layer required. -l num Maximum protection layer to use (0=none; 1=integrity; etc). For example if you are using the KERBEROS_V4 authentication mechanism specifying 0 will force mupdatetest to not use any layer and specifying 1 will force it to use the integrity layer. By default the maximum supported protection layer will be used. -r realm Specify the realm to use. Certain authentication mechanisms (e.g. DIGEST-MD5) may require one to specify the realm. -f file Pipe file into connection after authentication. -n num Number of authentication attempts; default = 1. The client will attempt to fast reauth (e.g. DIGEST-MD5), if possible. -q Enable MUPDATE COMPRESSion (before the last authentication attempt). -c Enable challenge prompt callbacks. This will cause the OTP mechanism to ask for the the one-time password instead of the secret pass-phrase (library generates the correct response). -i Don't send an initial client response for SASL mechanisms, even if the protocol supports it. -o option=value Set the SASL option to value. -v Verbose. Print out more information than usual. SEE ALSO
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