NIS Linux - Ubuntu

Chad Perrin perrin at
Thu Dec 27 19:37:31 PST 2007

On Wed, Dec 26, 2007 at 09:10:00PM -0500, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Chad Perrin <perrin at> writes:
> >
> > The behavior with an asterisk instead of an X is pretty worrisome,
> > however, and is not strictly Ubuntu's fault.  Security of a server should
> > not rely on the good will and competence of the client developers.
> I agree with the latter sentence, but not the former.  
> When using NFS (without Kerberos), it is built into the protocol that
> the server trusts the client on the UID/GID.  
> That is a good reason not to use NFS in an untrusted environment, but
> there really isn't anything FreeBSD can do about it.

I'm not clear on how that makes it Ubuntu's fault -- which seems to be
what you're saying, since you disagreed with the sentence in which I
stated it is not strictly Ubuntu's fault.

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