Re: Re: chroot & mount --bind = security ?
From: Kirt S. Cathey (kirt_at_futamatagawa.net)
To: email@example.com Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 05:15:22 +0900
'Not recommended' as a matter of best practice and "not recommended" as a
matter of good administrative style and craft are two different things. The
later tends to be the more mature of the two.
Kirt S. Cathey
CIA, CISA, CISM, CISSP, MCSP
Systems Security, Audit, and Data Munging
Sam Baskinger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >I've never seen hard links being "not recommended" - perhaps except
> >when symlinks could do the job.
> Folks typically favor soft links over hard links because soft links
> don't introduce odd cases of ownership and permissions. There is also
> not the trouble of reference counting to reclaim the disk space. There
> are also problems with syncrhonization using the file and updating
> things without breaking others. There is also the problem of proting
> the notion of hardlinks over different network file systems.
> In short, there's no disasterous monster waiting to devour your system
> regarding hardlinks, but they cause their problems and in most cases
> soft links do the job.
> Hope this is helpful.