On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 01:31:04PM -0400, Simo Sorce wrote:
> On Thu, 2014-05-29 at 18:50 +0200, Petr Spacek wrote:
> > On 29.5.2014 13:48, Sumit Bose wrote:
> > > == slapi-nis plugin/compat tree ==
> > > The compat tree offers a simplified LDAP tree with user and group data
> > > for legacy clients. No data for this tree is stored on disk but it is
> > > always created on the fly. It has to be noted that legacy clients might
> > > be one of the major users of the user-views because chances are that
> > > they were attached to the legacy systems with legacy ID management which
> > > should be replaced by IPA.
> > >
> > > In contrast to the extdom plugin it is not possible to determine the
> > > client based on the DN because connection might be anonymous. The
> > > Slapi_PBlock contains the IP address of the client in
> > > SLAPI_CONN_CLIENTNETADDR. Finding the matching client object in the IPA
> > > tree requires a reverse-DNS lookup which might be unreliable. If the
> > > reverse-DNS lookup was successful the slapi-nos plugin can follow the
> > > same steps as the extdom plugin to lookup up and apply the view.
> > 
> > Do we really want to base security decisions on reverse DNS resolution?
> 
> No we do not want to play these games.
> 
> > That 
> > will be insecure. Attacker could tamper with reverse DNS to change UID/GID 
> > mapping ... Maybe we can store IP->view mapping in the LDAP database. That 
> > should be reliable if we assume that only TCP is used for connection to 
> > LDAP 
> > database.
> 
> It is not just about it being insecure, it is about it being wrong.
> As soon as you have a bunch of clients behind a NAT this pans goes belly
> up.

I do not like this one either. I just wanted to list to options I could
think of because I think supporting user-views on legacy clients is one
of the major use-cases for this feature.

bye,
Sumit

> 
> > > As a alternative slapi-nis can provide one tree for each view.
> 
> This is the only alternative, if we decide to pursue it.
> 
> Simo.
> 
> -- 
> Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York
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