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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: What do you think about a <classloader> task ?
Date Tue, 30 Mar 2004 09:02:31 GMT
Rainer Noack wrote:
> Hi Steve
> Your security issues sounds very reasonable for me. 
> I've never thought of this, as I've used the URL option rarely 
> in practice and only for LAN access where security was irrelevant.
> Another reason is, that I've no experience with this stuff.
> Do you think, it could be a blocker?
> What is the best solution in the case, there is nobody who is more
> familiar with this stuff and implements the security issues now?
> a) Contribute as is and document this issue in the task documentation
>    until it's hopefully implemented later or
> b) Change the task, so that it does not accept non-file URLs (should be 
>    no big deal) or accepts only the original Path type instead of the
>    extended one.
> Regards,
> Rainer

I think for a build process you are taking your own risks. The danger is 
that if people do bind to remote URLs for stuff, they create a new back 
door. We should document that :)

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