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Old 03-16-2003, 01:46 AM   #1
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/etc/exports: insecure


I read what `man exports` says on the 'insecure' option, but I am still not clear on when I should or should not use it. Thank you for any clarification.

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Old 03-16-2003, 03:45 AM   #2
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as the exports manpage says:
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secure This option requires that requests originate on an internet port less than IPPORT_RESERVED
(1024). This option is on by default. To turn it off, specify insecure.
only root (or similar users) can create ports numbered below 1024, so are natuirally much more reliable, no chance of mischevious users doing what they shouldn't.
 
Old 03-16-2003, 04:01 AM   #3
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With secure on, I can never mount the file system. Do I have to specify a certain option to the mount command to make it use a port below 1024?

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