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Old 02-08-2002, 03:05 PM   #1
gene_gEnie
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NFS - Automount / Security Issues


Hi,
I have just written a GUI mail filter generator (as opposed to writing .forwards by hand) for my university.
My sys admin wont let me plug the app into the web mail facility at the moment, hence in order to use the program, you must log into your UNIX home area and run the app from there.

Reasons for his caution are that, in order for the user to be able to edit filters using a browser, the web server would need write access to his/her home area. This could leave a large security hole as, when users log into webmail, home areas are exported - Automount / NFS style.

I need to document all this stuff (and expand on it) for a report, sooooooo.... :-)

could anyone expand on that or point me to places where i could get more info on it?

Anything would be much appreciated.
Thanks

Martin
 
  


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