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Re: Bug: svnserve fail to detect it is already running

From: Peter Samuelson <peter_at_p12n.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2010 11:40:59 -0500

[Stefan Sperling]
> "Before the SO_EXCLUSIVEADDRUSE socket option was introduced, there was
> very little a network application developer could do to prevent a
> malicious program from binding to the port on which the network
> application had its own sockets bound."
>
> So not using SO_EXCLUSIVEADDR means the denial-of-service still works?

Well, the same article describes the changes made in Windows Server
2003: now this seems to be true only if the malicious app is running as
the same user as svnserve.

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Peter Samuelson | org-tld!p12n!peter | http://p12n.org/
Received on 2010-07-09 18:41:33 CEST

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