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Date:	Sun, 10 Jan 2010 20:45:30 -0500
From:	Michael Stone <>
To:	Tetsuo Handa <>
	Andi Kleen <>, David Lang <>,
	Oliver Hartkopp <>,
	Alan Cox <>,
	Herbert Xu <>,
	Valdis Kletnieks <>,
	Bryan Donlan <>,
	Evgeniy Polyakov <>,
	"C. Scott Ananian" <>,
	James Morris <>,
	"Eric W. Biederman" <>,
	Bernie Innocenti <>,
	Mark Seaborn <>,
	Randy Dunlap <>,
	Américo Wang <>,
	Tetsuo Handa <>,
	Samir Bellabes <>,
	Casey Schaufler <>,
	"Serge E. Hallyn" <>, Pavel Machek <>,
	Al Viro <>,
	Kyle Moffett <>,
	Michael Stone <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] Security: Implement disablenetwork semantics. (v4)

Tetsuo Handa wrote:

>Michael Stone wrote:
>> Examples of software that I want to be able to gain privileges normally include:
>>    rainbow, which requires privilege in order to add new accounts to the system
>>    and in order to call setuid() but which does not require networking
>>    privileges.
> If the system is not using local files (i.e. /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow),
> the process who wants to add new accounts to the system might need network
> access (e.g. to LDAP server), doesn't it?

General purpose account manipulation tools might need network access but
rainbow handles all its account manipulations via state stored in
/var/spool/rainbow/2. This state is made available to the rest of the system
via libnss_rainbow.

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