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Re: Running custom base servers

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Running custom base servers
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2003 16:55:26 +0200
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On Wed, Apr 02, 2003 at 04:27:14PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> I didn't say that :)  I can also imagine something like
> SOCKETSERVER=1:~/socket/1
> with the possibility to list several of them.

Something like SOCKETSERVERS="1=paf:2=foo" should make it then.

> where 1 is the protocol number.  Note that there is no mapping of protocol
> names to numbers in glibc at that place in the code right now (IIRC), so you
> don't really want to add that.


> Sure, this is a useful feature.  As I said, you must be a bit careful in
> implementing it to stay secure, but I would say have a go at it.

The only security issue I can think of (at least for socket servers
which is the easiest case) is setuid programs.  Do you have other ideas?


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