Coda File System

Re: Coda security and root.

From: Frank Van Damme <frank.vandamme_at_student.kuleuven.ac.be>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 11:07:53 +0200
On Friday 05 September 2003 09:30, Ivan Popov wrote:
> > Essentially, it appears that once a user has root access and is in
> > disconnected mode, that user can do anything with cached Coda files.
> > Isn't this bad?
>
> Yes it is, but you cannot avoid trusting the hardware anyway, and in Unix
> root is at the same level - you cannot avoid root, by any means.
>
> Of course, a certain kind of situations like stolen laptop is more
> pleasant when you do not have cached files. You have to choose - either
> disconnected operation, or "no files locally".

Maybe a command that deletes any files from the cache that have been 
synchronised succesfully with the server is a good idea? 

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Received on 2003-09-05 05:11:32