INNT overview..

Alex Kiernan alexk at demon.net
Tue Mar 6 14:11:29 UTC 2001


Russ Allbery <rra at stanford.edu> writes:

> Sven Paulus <sven at tin.org> writes:
> 
> > When "designing" a new ctlinntd, please have a look what ISC did for
> > bind 9: The ndc got changed to a rndc with remote control capabilities
> > over UDP and authentication. I think, this would be a very useful
> > feature for INN, too.
> 
> Hurm.  There are serious security worries there.  We need to be careful
> not to implement a new privileged network protocol with authentication
> support poorly, which is a very common mistake.
> 
> I'd much rather tell people to use ssh or the like.
> 

Quite.

-- 
Alex Kiernan, Principal Engineer, Development, Thus PLC


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