Subject: Re: NFS - RPC client credentials too weak
To: Matt Ragan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Irving Reid <email@example.com>
Date: 07/13/1995 12:38:57
> Matthias Scheler wrote:
> >you wrote in <199507121900.PAA22487@gould.platform.com>:
> >> or to the Ultrix box to get it to authorize properly?
> >Look for an option for the Ultrix "nfsd" (maybe "-d") to allow
> >mounts from user ports.
> The 'better' way to do this is to use the '-o -P' option to 'mount',
> or the '-P' option to mount_nfs to force NetBSD to use a priveleged
> port. Doing it the other way opens up security holes.
> Matt Ragan (firstname.lastname@example.org) Motorola/IBM Somerset PowerPC Design Center
A couple of people have sent this suggestion, but the problem is the
other way around: The NetBSD box is the _server_, and Ultrix is the
client. The automount daemon is running on Ultrix, talking to mountd
A couple of other people have suggested that root may be in too many
groups; again, this probably only matters if Ultrix is the server. In
any case, root is in eight or fewer groups on both machines.
- irving -