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Date:      Thu, 9 Feb 1995 20:34:27 -0700
From:      Nate Williams <nate@trout.sri.MT.net>
To:        "M.C Wong" <mcw@hpato.aus.hp.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freefall.cdrom.com
Subject:   Re: DNS selection at user level
Message-ID:  <199502100334.UAA14385@trout.sri.MT.net>
In-Reply-To: "M.C Wong" <mcw@hpato.aus.hp.com> "Re: DNS selection at user level" (Feb 10,  2:24pm)

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[ User configurable DNS settings ]

> > There would be too many ways to completely break security this way.  Say
> > you have a machine that exports it's file-systems with root access to a
> > specific machine.  All you need to do is provide a DNS server that you
> > setup which responds that your machine is the trusted machine.
> 
> But isn't this spoofing can be guarded against with firewall thing, or it
> can't for nfs ?

What if the machines are not behind a firewall?  And, what if it's inside
your local net.  Again, there are too many ways that security can be broken
this way.


Nate



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