GPG agent for W32

Dirk Meyer dirk.meyer at
Mon May 14 07:26:01 CEST 2001

Bernd Eckenfels wrote:,

> > As a solution I used a socket together with the loopback
> > interface Now my question, in my opinion to use
> > the 'lo' device prevent users to connect to the used port
> > from the network. Do I miss something or is there a way to
> > connect from outside this machine?
> It is quite secure to use the so nobody from outside can connect
> to it. But since everybody from this local machine can connect to the socket
> you need to think about securing the access to the agent anyway. One bad
> thing about TCP sockets is, that you cant to credential passing as you can
> do with other IPCs like Unix-Domain or Named Pipes.

Allow me to object, this is not secure.
If an attacker can sent a router to you,
he can send packges with destination "" to you and
connect to your services.

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kine regards Dirk

- Dirk Meyer, Im Grund 4, 34317 Habichtswald, Germany

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