To anyone paying attention:

I better correct this before everyone starts wondering what this thread is 
about. I originally used "*SAVRST" but meant "*SAVSYS". Guess I was still 
thinking of Evan's term "save/restore".

Tom Liotta

On Wed, 12 December 2001, "John Earl" wrote:

> *SAVRST special authority can also negate *EXCLUDE access to
> private objects that you do not want read.  A user with *SAVRST
> is not prevented from viewing the contents of an object (sure,
> there is a hoop or two to jump through, but it can be done).  It
> might be viewed as *ALLREAD special authority.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Evan Harris <>
> >
> > Securing the restore commands is a great way to prevent
> unauthorised
> > production deployments -
> > especially when you have hostile programmers on your site :)
> >
> > Nothing focuses the mind on locking things down like having a
> group of
> > people intent on breaking the rules !
> >
> > >On Fri, 07 December 2001, Evan Harris wrote:
> > >
> > > > I hate the idea that a password that has save/restore
> capability ends up in
> > > > a script, no matter how short the time frame.
> > >
> > >I'm glad this was mentioned. *SAVRST is dangerous, granting
> the ability to
> > >bring an AS/400 down (for all practical purposes) in a few
> seconds. Few
> > >sites control it unfortunately.

Tom Liotta
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