Subject: Re: ptyfs fully working now...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
Date: 11/11/2004 20:24:21
In article <20041111184810.4D5C32AC96@beowulf.gw.com>,
Christos Zoulas <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
[[ Jonathan asked whether ptyfs, and other devfs-like changes, will
remove the ability to statically configure all /dev entries, e.g., for
hardened md-image based systems ]]
I don't know about devfs; it is a different beast and it does not exist
on NetBSD yet. But I can safely say, that ptyfs is going to be optional
for the forseeable future. Even if/when we have devfs, it will be done
in a way that it:
- will be optional until the most security concious people are
convinced that it does not cause any threat.
- it will be built with security in mind.