On Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 12:01:16AM -0400, Michael B Allen wrote:
> Personally I think the whole export / import of security contexts is a
> little awkward. Instead of moving the context we just put all IO
> buffers in shared memory and have one process running the muxer loop
> (although the reason for doing this has nothing to do with GSSAPI).


In Solaris secure NFS can deal with mechanisms that don't support
security context import/export, but for mechanisms that don't the price
to pay is an upcall to user-land for every GSS per-message token.

The security context import/export feature definitely has its place.

In the case of the original poster, however, I agree that there is a
better solution. But that mostly follows from the OP's application
design being incompatible with security context import/export, and the
only solution is to change the application design. At least IIUC.

Nico
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