Re: 'export RESOLV_HOST_CONF= any file you want' local vulnerability
On Tue, Jan 09, 2001 at 07:19:53PM -0500, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> I assume its purpose is to allow different resolver settings to be used with
> individual programs. For instance, perhaps one program should use DNS, while
> another NIS, and still another only the local hosts file for name resolution.
> For some programs, setting 'nospoof' will improve security; for others, it will
> just cause some lookups to fail needlessly.
How does resolv.conf let you specify that? According to resolv.conf(5),
resolv.conf is used for DNS only (which is what I always thought).
You could accomplish the above if you could override /etc/nsswitch.conf
There's probably some nasties in this option somewhere.
Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>