[Lustre-devel] Security issues

Peter Braam Peter.Braam at Sun.COM
Mon Aug 11 12:33:56 PDT 2008

>> You do need to sign it and encrypt it - for multiple purposes, to secure the
>> wire transaction and for storage on the server.
> Sorry I'm still a little confused. To be exactly clear, do you mean: In
> the future we'll use NASD-style protocol to secure the bulk data's wire
> transfer & storage on server; and for now we can simply leave the bulk
> data unprotected?

No you need to be able to encrypt it.

I'm just stating that if you the current solution (which gives privacy using
GSS between client and OSS iirc) is going to be changed, then please change
it in the correct way to accommodate re-using checksums and re-using the
encrypted data for storage.  Doing either of these things twice is

Probably there should be options not to do so as part of the configuration.


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