Subject RE: [IB-Architect] Nailing down the external file problem.
Author Leyne, Sean

While agreeing that external files can pose a security threat...

Isn't the issue external files security something that needs to be
controlled on a db to db basis?

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Reeves [mailto:paul@...]
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2000 12:14 PM
To:; ib-build@...
Subject: [IB-Architect] Nailing down the external file problem.

Given that external files pose a security risk the easiest way to
prevent the
risk is to totally block the indiscrimate use of external files.

It seems to me that we could allow the placing of additional entries in
which specify the path(s) of external files. The syntax could be similar
to that
for specifying temporary directories. If there are no EXT_FILE_DIR
entries then
no external files are allowed. Otherwise only the directories
mentioned can be used. The syntax for external file creation would
remain the

Any thoughts? Any takers to see if this could be implemented?


Paul Reeves
taking InterBase further

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