Re: knfsd and system crashes

Stefan Monnier (monnier+lists/linux/kernel/news/@TEQUILA.SYSTEMSZ.CS.YALE.EDU)
15 Nov 1997 13:47:51 -0500

Martin von Loewis <> writes:
> If the user on the client machine can make up file handles, she can
> also make up user ids. Since the user credentials are trusted as well,
> you don't need to hack file handles if you operate a corrupted
> machine.

But that's known, the question is: if you export /export (which is just a
subdir of the / partition), will the client be able to access /etc/passwd by
passing to the server the inode of /etc/passwd ?