Bus authentication on Windows

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Sat Dec 26 04:33:48 PST 2015

On Saturday 26 December 2015 20:19:57 Nesuan Taiso wrote:
> On Linux, clients *know* that the system bus is actually controlled by
> the system administrator because of appropriate file permissions (unix
> domain sockets) or a privileged TCP port number (<1024).
> On Windows, the only supported transport is TCP, however Windows allows
> any user to bind to any TCP port. So how does a client verify that the
> bus it connects to is actually controlled an administrative process and
> not some other hostile user who has 'hijacked' the TCP port and is
> masquerading as the real bus in order to sniff traffic?

It does not. There is no system bus on Windows.

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