Re: [PATCH] private mounts

From: Trond Myklebust
Date: Thu Apr 28 2005 - 06:39:44 EST

to den 28.04.2005 Klokka 10:24 (+0200) skreiv Pavel Machek:

> Well, administrator on CLIENT can impersonate whoever he wants, and if
> data happens to be cached, he can just read them from local memory. So
> whatever SERVER administrator does, CLIENT administrator can work
> around.

This is why you have identity squashing and/or strong security: to stop
the CLIENT administrator impersonating whoever he wants and working
around your security measures.

Yes there's all the FUD about how the administrator can still take over
your RPCSEC_GSS creds and/or read cached data once you have logged in.
If you log into a compromised client then you're screwed. What's new?


Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@xxxxxxxxxx>

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