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Re: Security of CFINPUTS


From: Elmar Kurgpold
Subject: Re: Security of CFINPUTS
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 14:20:08 -0700 (PDT)

I think a compile-time option would suffice.

        ++Elmar

On Tue, 15 May 2001 address@hidden wrote:

> On 15 May, Bruce Richardson wrote:
> > On Tue, May 15, 2001 at 12:47:21PM +0200, address@hidden wrote:
> >> On 15 May, Julien Brouchier wrote:
> >> > 
> >> >  I always thought that /var/SOMEPROGNAME is somewhat wrong, Why 
> >> > would'nt you use /var/lib/cfengine ?
> >> > 
> >> 
> >> 
> >> This is an eternal discussion, but /var/lib doesn't actually
> >> exist on all systems. On the other hand, one has /var/cron ..
> >> which also...doesn't exist on all systems...
> >> What a mess Unix is. Let's not try to tidy it up ;-)
> > 
> > So long as it is configurable, this is not a problem.  Then the package
> > maintainers for the various *nixes can set it how they like.
> > 
> 
> Unfortunately the location of config files cannot be meaningfully
> made configurable, since that would require meta-config files, which
> would.... yeah. At some point an executive decision has to be made.
> And this always causes arguments.
> 
> Mark
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