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Re: [Nbd] NBD TLS support in QEMU

Il 01/10/2014 22:23, Wouter Verhelst ha scritto:
> Hi,
> On Fri, Sep 05, 2014 at 03:26:09PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
>> Tunneling the entire protocol inside an SSL connection doesn't fix that;
>> if an attacker is able to hijack your TCP connections and change flags,
>> then this attacker is also able to hijack your TCP connection and
>> redirect it to a decrypting/encrypting proxy.
>> I agree that preventing a possible SSL downgrade attack (and other forms
>> of MITM) should be high on the priority list, but "tunnel the whole
>> thing in SSL" doesn't do that.
> So, having given this some thought, I wanted to come up with a spec just
> so that we had something we could all agree on. As part of that, I had a
> look at qemu-nbd, and noticed that it uses the "oldstyle" handshake
> protocol (on port 10809 by default -- ew, please don't do that).

Can you use new-style handshake with a single unnamed export?  Export
names are a useless complication for qemu-nbd.


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