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Re: [PATCH] bash: add socket server support

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: [PATCH] bash: add socket server support
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 02:35:25 -0500
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On Wednesday 13 November 2013 06:39:45 Irek Szczesniak wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 7:35 AM, Piotr Grzybowski wrote:
> > Hi Everyone, hi Joel,
> > 
> >  the idea is nice, and I can really see that it is useful, but I would
> > 
> > be extremely careful with introducing those kind of changes, it can be
> > easily interpreted as "backdoor feature", that is: from security point
> > of view it could be a disaster.
> ':' in *any* Unix paths is not wise because its already used by $PATH.

i don't think that matters here.  we aren't talking about any path that is 
searched via $PATH, we're talking about a bash-internal pseudo path that is 
checked explicitly.  there is no such /dev/tcp/ path on *nix systems; bash 
keys off that to do internal network parsing.

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