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    Hello!

    In article <19971117095052.61279@zaphod.uni-koblenz.de> you write:
    >[...]

    > - There is also a patch floating around that enables the kernel to
    > open files by inode number. This in conjunction with a modified INN
    > delivers significant speedups as the INN spends a large fraction of
    > it's time searching files. You may call it a broken fix for a broken
    > system though ...

    Sounds like a security hole (except if restricted to root, but innd doesn't
    usually run as root).

    Regards, Felix.

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