Re: Access to nfs server, Part 2

From: Kyle Maxwell (
Date: 07/24/04

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    Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 20:25:10 -0500
    To: Scott Gifford <>

    On Fri, 23 Jul 2004 12:14:05 -0400, Scott Gifford
    <> wrote:

    > This will only work if you're very careful of what commands you allow
    > them to run, and the commands are designed to be run with elevated
    > privileges. Otherwise the developer may be able to use command-line
    > options or interactive commands to get into a shell or otherwise run
    > arbitrary commands.

    Check out rvim (in Fedora it's part of the vim-minimal package and is
    likely found on other distros). From vim(1):

           Vim behaves differently, depending on the name of the command (the exe-
           cutable may still be the same file).

           rvim rview rgvim rgview
                     Like the above, but with restrictions. It will not be possi-
                     ble to start shell commands, or suspend Vim. Can also be
                     done with the "-Z" argument.

    Haven't used it but it's worth looking into.

    Kyle Maxwell

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