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Re: [Nbd] [Qemu-devel] Transforming stdin and stdout pair into a socket

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 04:32:26PM +0300, Ciprian Dorin, Craciun wrote:
>     About the other solution with SSH port forwarding, I don't really
> like it, because it has some security implications: any process on the
> local machine can access the block device...

That's still the case even if you do not use SSH port forwarding; NBD
does not actually implement anything remotely resembling security at
this point.

I've had plans to implement username/password authentication in
nbd-server and nbd-client, and there's even an implementation floating
around somewhere (written by someone else), but it still needs some work
and isn't finished. Additionally, I'd have to be able to get a patch
into qemu-nbd.c so that it'd support that kind of authentication, too.

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