Subject: Re: NFS and privileged ports
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Luke Mewburn <lukem@NetBSD.org>
Date: 11/09/2004 23:12:23
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On Mon, Nov 08, 2004 at 05:31:14PM -0800, Jason Thorpe wrote:
| Am I the only one who thinks that the privileged port requirement (that=
| can be disabled on a per-export basis with -noresvport) is just a=20
| little silly in this day and age?
| I would really like to make -noresvport the default, and maybe add a=20
| -resvport option for people who are under the false impression that the=
| privileged port requirement actually buys them extra security.
This would introduce a security regression for existing configurations;
you're proposing to reduce the default security level and require
that people rewrite their configuration to regain the security
environment they currently have on. Even with tools like
etc/postinstall this migration is fragile and prone to failure.
What I would instead suggest is to leave the default _as is_,
and instead providing command-line options that allow you to
set -noresvport and -noresvmnt on a global basis.
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