[Poll] Changing permissions on raw1394

ttoine at ttoine.net ttoine at ttoine.net
Fri Nov 30 18:02:12 GMT 2007


Of course as soon as possible it as to be removed. perhaps a disclaimer
about ethernet on firewire has to be included in the app when the user
use it to configure firewire.


Cory K. a écrit :
> ttoine at ttoine.net wrote:
>> Andrew,
>> I am doing it by hand on pc and my workstation, and suggested to dot it
>> to a many user I have provided support on the french community. Firewire
>> sound card is common on laptop now if you want quality (usb sound cards
>> are not very good with low latency).
>> Just a few question : I guess you agree that there is no security risk
>> if there are only disks, camera or sound card plugged in firewire,
>> because they are "passive" hardware. But is there really a way to have
>> ethernet on firewire ? Is it common ?
>> Toine
> Yes. It can be done. I also want to stress that while the real-world
> reality is that this won't pose too big a risk to most of our users I
> don't want to play down the fact that this is a security risk. There's a
> good reason it's disabled but default.
> This setting will also be removed from the app once the new firewire
> stack gets into the kernel.
> -Cory \m/

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