[Libvir] [PATCH] Remote 3/8: Client-side
Richard W.M. Jones
rjones at redhat.com
Mon May 14 13:04:37 UTC 2007
Mark McLoughlin wrote:
>> It may also check that the client's IP address is on a whitelist
>> contained in the server configuration file, although by default this
>> check is switched off.
> And this has nothing to do with TLS or X.509 certificates. It's no
> different from e.g. libwrap.
Sure, separate issue.
> 1) Validate the cert was issued by a trusted CA, deny if no
> 2) Ignore the IP address of client
> 3) First check whether the cert fingerprint is on the list of allowed
> client fingerprints, allow if yes
> 4) Otherwise check whether the contents of the SubjectName name field
> is on the list of allowed client SubjectNames, allow if yes, deny
> if no
> Postfix does (3), but not (4). Apache does (4), in a fairly fancy way,
> but not (3).
My reading of:
The Postfix list manipulation routines give special treatment to
whitespace and some other characters, making the use of certificate
names impractical. Instead we use the certificate fingerprints as they
are difficult to fake but easy to use for lookup.
... is that Postfix would do (4), but does (3) because of a shortcoming
in its configuration file format. (I read "certificate name" to mean
DN). We don't have that problem. Mark, what do you think?
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