[olsr-dev] IPC-Protocol / GUI

aaron (spam-protected)
Thu Nov 18 14:19:41 CET 2004

On Thu, 18 Nov 2004, Marek Lindner wrote:

ist that problem already solved with firewall software?

no need to re-invent the wheel IMHO


> Ignacio García Pérez wrote:
>> I would really like the IPC plugin to be able to serve several clients
>> concurrently. However, I realize this poses some problems, since the 
>> plugin
>> I was thinking about was a "read only" pluging, that is, all clients 
>> receive
>> information but don't change a thing. If the IPC interface allows changing
>> OLSRD configuration, for example, either we trust the clients or we only
>> allow the first client to issue "write" operations...
> You are right - we have a security problem.
> The IPC plugin could bind to a trusted (configured) interface instead of 
> binding to all.
> May be we should add a password protection in combination with simple ACLs. 
> Example: User x1 with password y1 has the right to read and write, user x2 
> with password y2 is only allowed to read and all other are not allowed to 
> connect.
> But how to prevent password sniffing ? Thats where it is getting complicated 
> ... ;-)
> Marek
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