[OpenAFS] Re: [OpenAFS-devel] Re: [AFS3-std] Changing RXAFS_GetVolumeStatus
access check to support volume lock down
Sun, 15 Jul 2012 12:55:21 -0400
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On 7/6/2012 9:16 AM, Harald Barth wrote:
> From: Jeffrey Altman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: [OpenAFS-devel] Re: [AFS3-std] Changing RXAFS_GetVolumeSta=
tus access check to support volume lock down
> Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 18:48:26 -0400
>> On 7/5/2012 1:23 PM, Jeffrey Hutzelman wrote:
>>> I think it is fine to skip access control checks on this call entirel=
>>> As you point out, the information available via this RPC is also
>>> available to unauthenticated clients via the volserver.
>> I have modified http://gerrit.openafs.org/#change,7705 to remove all
>> access control checks. I was being conservative by changing the check=
>> to RXAFS_LOOKUP but I am in agreement that the check is not needed at =
> My cents after sleeping on it...
> When there is another door open to access the building, it is not very
> useful to check ID cards at the other.
Based upon the few comments that were received, I'm going to go ahead
and approve http://gerrit.openafs.org/#change,7705 with the intention
that this change be incorporated in the 1.6.2 release.
> If this would be "restricted information" then one would have to
> (1) Close the unauthenticated method
> (2) Figure out what WOULD BE a useful access restriction. I think
> that (l) on the volume root is not good. The right access
> restriction would IMHO be "open for any user that has (w) or (i)
> in any directory of the volume". That check is a little more
> tricky to implement but we don't need to think about it until (1)
> is changed.
I will start a new thread on openafs-devel to discuss the question of
viable authorization checks on the VL and VOL interfaces since at the
moment there is no authorization data to use to enforce such checks.
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