"public NFS" on freedesktop.org ? / was: Re: [Xorg] Anon Ftp onfreedesktop.org?
roland.mainz at nrubsig.org
Mon May 24 19:14:31 PDT 2004
Daniel Stone wrote:
> > > I was putting together some development related information to the X.org
> > > wiki. I would like to make a few scripts and tools available to the public
> > > and the most hassle free way (for the user) would be to simply create a
> > > link to an anonymous ftp server. However freedesktop.org doesn't seem to
> > > have this.
> > > Who whould I have to ask to start ftp on fd.o?
> > ... when we are thinking about this... what about having a "public NFS"
> > server, too (which means: People can mount a certain directory (like the
> > root dir of the ftp space) _READ_ _ONLY_ ?
> No way. NFS is way too insecure for this:
Did you read the part of the original posting which says "read-only" and
WebNFS (e.g. only the NFS port itself, no portmapper involved etc. ...)
? So far this isn't more dangerous that WebDAV. And WebDAV isn't an
option since non-Linux OSes can't handle it (and WebDAV isn't "secure"
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