[Beowulf] Security issues
Bogdan.Costescu at iwr.uni-heidelberg.de
Mon Oct 27 09:19:26 PDT 2008
On Mon, 27 Oct 2008, Joe Landman wrote:
> Sadly, I feel as if we are playing "whack-a-mole" with these issues.
Well, that's a long time feeling of mine, having to face the same
issues independent of the size of the group of scientists that have
to use the computer setup (as this is not cluster specific).
> "c" is 'easy' (yeah, I know its wrong), but we can disable all suid
> programs on the machine that are accessible from users accounts.
And if something doesn't need suid to be dangerous ?
> "a" is hard. Academics like to share things. We need to find a way
> to let them do this. Securely.
By all means, let me know if you find something that works - I've been
trying for close to 10 years :-)
> So we are going to take a different approach.
Can you give more details please ?
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