Re: Gnome and WM
- From: Tom Tromey <tromey cygnus com>
- To: Desync <desync nwlink com>
- Cc: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Gnome and WM
- Date: 23 Jun 1998 09:57:22 -0600
Desync> The applets (or is it the panel?) are also binding sockets to
Desync> listen on. Is this something that will be changed, or is it
Desync> just something to do with my configuration of GNOME at
This is the panel. The sockets are used for CORBA connections.
Desync> I hope it will change. I found that I was able to crash the
Desync> panel entirely (remotely) by connecting to those ports and
Desync> flooding it.
In the short term, don't do that.
I believe our ORB will have some mechanism for preventing this
problem. E.g., some kind of authentication for socket connections.
Actually, I thought the panel already had this in place. I don't know
the details of how it works, though. For all I know it is impossible
to fix this problem with the current ORB.
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