Subject: Re: File names and security...
To: Chris G. Demetriou <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
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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