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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] netns: unix: only allow to find out unix socket in same net namespace



cc libvirt-list

On 08/21/2013 01:30 PM, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Gao feng <gaofeng cn fujitsu com> writes:
> 
>> Unix sockets are private resources of net namespace,
>> allowing one net namespace to access to other netns's unix
>> sockets is meaningless.
> 
> Allowing one net namespace to access another netns's unix socket is
> deliberate behavior.  This is a desired and useful feature, and
> only a misconfiguration of visible files would allow this to be a
> problem.
> 
>> I'm researching a problem about shutdown from container,
>> if the cotainer shares the same file /run/systemd/private
>> with host, when we run shutdown -h xxx in container, the
>> shutdown message will be send to the systemd-shutdownd
>> through unix socket /run/systemd/private, and because
>> systemd-shutdownd is running in host, so finally, the host
>> will become shutdown.
> 
> The simple answer is don't do that then.  I can see no reason
> to share /run outside of the container unless you want this kind of
> behavior.
> 
> Quite frankly I want this behavior if I am using network namespaces
> to support multiple routing contexts. That is if I am using scripts
> like:
> 
> ip netns add other
> ip netns exec other script
> 
> I don't want to have to remember to say 
> ip netns orig exec shutdown -h now
> 
> There are more compelling uses and there is no cost in supporting this
> in the kernel.
> 
> What kind of misconfiguration caused someone to complain about this?
> 

libvirt lxc allows user to set up a container which shares the same root
directory with host.

seems like the unix sockets whose sun_path is an abstract socket address
are net namespace aware.

Should we use "abstract" type of address instead of a file system pathname
for systemd in this case?


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