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Re: Security Concerns section added to Query_by_reference

From: Kjetil Kjernsmo <Kjetil.Kjernsmo@computas.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 16:32:13 +0200
To: public-rdf-dawg@w3.org
Message-Id: <200904161632.13267.Kjetil.Kjernsmo@computas.com>
On Thursday 16 April 2009 15:04:15 Steve Harris wrote:
> Well, that was just an example. It doesn't alter the concern that  
> letting external services trigger GET requests from inside a firewall  
> is a bad idea in general.

That's true, but it was a bad example. :-) The main concern, I think, is that 
it makes it harder to configure the infrastructure to distinguish an 
unprivileged external user and a privileged internal user.

We could make it an optional feature, where the server may send a 403 if it 
doesn't support it.

Then the server admin may decide if they want to accept the risks.


Kind regards 

Kjetil Kjernsmo
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