Subject: Re: File names and security...
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/06/1997 13:01:17
>> > How much do we lose if we have a filesystem flag to forbid them?
>> Zip-o-rama.   Sounds like a good idea to me!
>How is it useful to have on a filesystem-by-filesystem basis?  Seems
>to me that if you're that concerned about it, you always want it on
>for the whole system, no?

if it is added, file systems you are importing may not disallow it even
though your local systems do.  net effect: you won't be able to access
bizarrely named files on the the nfs filesystems if it's a system wide
variable.  in which case, filesystems by filesystem seems to be the
way to go...

perhaps it should be another mount-flag?  the effects of which can be
controlled by a sysctl?

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